[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#218228: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#218228: xserver-xfree86: Please include r128 to drivers available under debconf)

On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 09:29:54AM +0100, Artur R. Czechowski wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 10:33:05PM -0600, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> > If you have a Rage 128 device, the ati driver will load the r128 driver
> > automatically.
> You are right...
> > If it doesn't, please file a bug against the xserver-xfree86 package.
> ...then I see no neccessary for it. But maybe description like ati/r128 in
> debconf templates will be good idea? README.r128 is mislead. It claims:
>             Section "Device"
>                 Identifier "Rage 128"
>                 Driver     "r128"
>             EndSection
> and there is nothing said that Driver "ati" is sufficient.
> However there is a note in README.ati.gz, but who will read it after reading
> README.r128? Well, I read it even now, just to check :)
> I decided to reopen this bug as a wishlist, but if you mind that working
> on it is just a wasting time feel free to close it - I wont object.
> If you consider this wish as worth to fix please note me which way you preffer:
> change a debconf template or make note in documentation. I will prepare
> a patch[1].

Generally, I write my debconf templates for an audience of novices --
not an audience that thinks it knows what is doing but is wrong.

If I did the latter, the templates would have to be much larger.

If you have an ATI card, use the "ati" driver.  I do not understand what
is confusing or misleading about that.

I'll leave this bug open for a while to collect comments and opinions
from others, but at present I don't see a reason to change anything.
The "submodule" approach that the ATI driver is one that other XFree86 X
server modules could use, and which is essentially transparent to the
user.  Why should I throw information at the users in a debconf template
that they don't need?

G. Branden Robinson                |       The software said it required
Debian GNU/Linux                   |       Windows 3.1 or better, so I
branden@debian.org                 |       installed Linux.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

Reply to: