Xorg 7.0 and ATI working!
In case there are still folks out there that like me have xserver-xorg
6.8 on hold because of the reports that X would freeze up if you had
an ATI card, I'd like to report that all is well.
I share the sentiments that the upgrade was a non-event for such a
major upgrade (at least now that the problems exposed with the early
reports have been fixed). I went into aptitude, unheld xorg-xserver,
hit U, and then g. Although I was expecting to have to apt-get install
-f a few times, I didn't have to run it once!
IBM ThinkPad t40p
ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 Lf [FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
I haven't seen any strange behavior in a few days now. I believe I
read that the ATI fixes were applied to Xorg 7.1, but it appears that
the these fixes were also applied to xserver-xorg-video-ati 188.8.131.52-1
which is available to Debian users of Xorg 7.0.
My thanks and appreciation go out to the X Strike Force.
A couple of notes:
1. glxgears missing
The fix was to install mesa-utils.
2. The courier fonts were ugly.
The fix was to rebuild xorg.conf (I'm assuming with a proper font
path). I did not have to resort to the workaround presented in
3. Many warnings in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
The fix was to rebuild xorg.conf.
4. dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg STILL doesn't give you a
configuration file. I determined some workarounds:
sudo sh -c "readlink /etc/X11/X | md5sum > /var/lib/x11/X.md5sum"
sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
sudo vi /var/lib/dpkg/info/xserver-xorg.postinst
# Comment out the following line as well as its matching else and endif.
# if [ -z "$UPGRADE" ] || dpkg --compare-versions "$2" le "1:7.0.14"; then
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
5. Touchpad not working
The fix was to remove the line
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
in Section "InputDevice", Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad" since the
driver finds the device on its own (with Protocol "auto-dev").
Bill Wohler <email@example.com> http://www.newt.com/wohler/ GnuPG ID:610BD9AD