Re: xfree86 4.2.0-0pre1v1 available at the X Strike Force
I'm fetching this as I type, but since the connection seems slow at teh
moment, probably everyone and their grannie fetching the same thing, and I
have to pay for Internet access here in Ireland, It might be a while before I
complete the fetch.
Dual PII 350 with GVX1 32M AGP card.
At the moment I'm running xfree86 4.2.0 compiled from source and installed
over my old xfree86 4.1.0 .deb's. Not the brightest thing I've ever done, but
it worked for me.
I am running mostly testing updated 15/06/02 with the X packages on hold due
to my GVX1 card needing 4.2.0
I also have the Accelerated X server from xig for 3-D acceleration and stereo
I use gdm since it seems to self-configure for the different destops/window
mangers than xdm or kdm.
So far I only had to update libfreetype6 to unstable to apt-get install
x-window-system. If I have any problems once the update is finished, I've
still got the compiled xfree86 4.2.0 os I should be able to just make install
it again to get me back where I am now.
One problem I am currently having with my existing set-up is the display
occasionally disappears? <ctrl><alt><F1> to a terminal and then <alt><F7>
back usually fixes it, though occasionally X dies and I'm back at gdm. I have
not been able to determine what causes this, it seems completely random? I am
hoping that your packages will fix this as well.
I'll let you know how I get on with the new packages. I can't wait to be back
to a fully-Debian system again. I'm a little nervous mixing between testing
and unstable but I'd rather that than having self-compiled parts, especially
something as big as X.
Thanks to Branden and ISHIKAWA Mutsumi <email@example.com> for the great
amount of work done integrating 4.2.0 into Debian! And, as Branden has
mentioned before, Debian provides the cross-platform testbed for XFree86. The
XFree86.org only builds for i386, Debian X Strike Force, especially Branden
port it to all the other processors Debian supports! Amazing amount of work
when you think about it!
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