Re: SHould I bother configuring xfree?
On Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 02:10:40PM -0400, kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
> Hendrik Boom wrote:
> >I have a machine with two sarges on it -- one was installed
> >as a sarge system, the other as a woody, and upgraded. But
> >xfree did not survive the upgrade -- and when I boot that one,
> >X does not come up (everything fin on the other one, though).
> >Now my plan is to take the one I upgraded from woody (the one
> >where X does not work) and further upgrade it to etch.
> >(a) Should I bother getting X to work before upgrading to etch --
> >after all, isn't xfree being replaced by x.org?
> Probably not. If you are planning to upgrade to x.org anyway, then you
> need not worry about configuring xfree86 properly.
> However if you were not able to get it up and running with xorg then
> there is a problem. You have to downgrade the system to xfree86 and try
> your stunts with that.
> If I were you, I would first post information about the video card and
> see if someone else is already able to run x.org with it. If the answer
> is yes, then just upgrade to xorg and configure X there. If the answer
> is no, then it is probably good idea to get xfree86 up and running first.
It works fine with the *other* copy of sarge I have on the machine, which
will remain my stable, production system, so I'm not too worried..
In theory I could just copy the config and the list of kernel modules
and the like. But I suspect that will all be blown away by x.org
The board is an ATI Radeon All-in wonder 8500-DV. Any support at all would
be at least as good as what I've got now, 'cause I haven't got the
accelerated drivers up yet. (the script ATI provided to tell me
which drivers to use crashed when I ran it. That was about a year
ago, and I haven't revisited the issue since. Except for action
videogaming, things are fast enough now.)
What I'm really hoping for someday is that the TVin, TVout, DV, and the
like will be supported someday. Ah well, dream on. I used to use
some of this under Windows, but my windows ME broke and refuses attempts
at reinstalling it. I've had no such problems with Debian, or course.