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Re: 4.2.0 prerelease packages, RandR



On Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 11:21:55AM -0700, Jeffrey Baker wrote:
> I installed the prerelease packages, and they work great on
> my multihead G450 + Millenium II flat panel setup.
> Absolutely no worries of any kind, except that for some
> reason the fonts section of the config file never includes
> my truetype fonts, but I digress.

dpkg-reconfigure -plow xserver-xfree86

Answer "no" to the question that asks if you want to write the default
Files section.

Then, edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to include you own Files section
outside the debconf area.

Also see:
/usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz

> I am interested in the Resize-and-Rotate (RandR) extension
> in 4.2.0.  I see that the client (xrandr) is installed, but
> there is little documentation.  How do you load the
> extension?  There is no librandr.  I tried a number of
> "Load" lines in the config that didn't work.
> 
> Also I understand that RandR is mutually incompatible with
> Xinerama.  Is that true?
> 
> I want to get this extension working so I can hack GNOME 2
> to move the panels and window decorations if I rotate the
> panel from landscape to portrait.

Unfortunately, I don't know the answers to these questions.  You might
consider checking <http://www.xfree86.org/~keithp/> for documentation,
or asking on the Xpert list.

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