Re: Debian Light Desktop - meta package
Jérôme Warnier <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> To my knowledge, at some point, the XFree86 Team treated the
> no-longer-existing-in-4.x drivers as bugs. They requested anybody who
> noticed that its graphics card worked with previous versions of XFree86
> but no longer with 4.x to submit a bug and it would be fixed.
Of course, the existance of a bug doesn't mean it will ever be fixed...
My old graphics card (mach64 variant) worked badly with xfree86 4.x
(whereas it worked fine with 3.x). There was a debian bug for the
problem, and it had been reported upstream I think, but probably wasn't
important enough for anybody to pay attention to...
[Eventually my solution was to buy a new cheapo gfx card -- I found one
that's also long "obsolete" but much better supported by modern X, and
it only cost me $5 (brand new)...]
`Life is a boundless sea of bitterness'