Re: New Xorg Stuff on Sid
On Monday 04 May 2009 18:34:56 email@example.com
> > Just upgraded. Seems OK, however
> > 1. Wants to remove inputs, i.e. keyboard and mouse, x drivers. Managed to
> > keep them. However, listchanges says they are now ignored. What's the
> > story here?
> If everything works you don't need to worry, but if you're curious read
> > 2. Along the bootup init, the screen font gets changed to a sans-serif
> > 16pt font. The upgrade config said this was the default. Looks nice, OK,
> > but far too big. Want to get the smaller font I had. Where in /etc... is
> > this specified or must I run dpkg-reconfigure (on what package?)?
> If you mean the text on the console that it's
> dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
> and the font you see is called Terminus. Apparently it was created for
> easy reading.
Nice font (actually I had the fixed marked) but too big. Got my 8pt VGA back.
> > 3. This upgrade did restore dri for my matrox g200 clunker. However,
> > since the firmware was moved off the kernel to its own package, using dri
> > immediately hangs the machine. Any workaround until someone fixes
> > this:-)?
> I don't understand, you installed the firmware and it still hangs or you
> can't find the firmware? If the later its firmware-linux (according to
> the description), available in non-free.
Firmware-linux is installed, the appropriate firmware is "requested" and
loaded successfully, enabling the DRI. Any attempt to use that, i.e. a game or
googleearth, hangs the system.