As stated in Answering vague support questions (once)?, we should consider having some "canonical posts" for some hardware posts.

Some examples of topics which might benefit from a canonical post:

Problems enabling GPU for cycles:

We get a large number of questions asking about enabling cycles GPU rendering.

We could have a canonical answer which covers installing cuda and system drivers (for linux, mac, and windows)

For example, these questions could be answered in a single canonical answer covering common GPU render issues:

Update: A canonical post has been added here.


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I think we should have one answer for all of the cuda problems for all supported OS (windows, linux (Debian based, Arch Linux) and Mac). We should have a guide for all of these even though it does not fit the question format for the site. Than we could just mark every future question as a duplicate and be done with it.

  • $\begingroup$ Should this be done with an existing Q, or should a new Q be created specially? $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Mar 3, 2014 at 1:07
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    $\begingroup$ I agree with this, this is not in our scope so a giant cw post should quell this. I think a new post factoring in what all the previous posts asked and contained should be fine. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Commented Mar 3, 2014 at 1:58

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