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Re: X kills my powerbook

On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 11:11:38AM +0100, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 10:55 +0100, Gabriel Paubert wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 10:48:26AM +0100, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > > 
> > > The patch is included in xserver-xorg-video-ati SVN but hasn't been
> > > uploaded to experimental yet. Ironically, it's incorrectly called
> > > 'ppc_fix.diff'.
> > 
> > Xorg has switched to SVN? I have the CVS repository but I 
> > never heard of a subversion one. 
> X.Org is still mostly using CVS, I was referring to the Debian X Strike
> Force SVN repository:
> http://necrotic.deadbeast.net/svn/xorg-x11/branches/modular/driver/xf86-video-ati-X11R7.0-
> > Besides that Ben claimed that he had checked in patches to
> > Xorg's CVS tree IIRC.
> Yes, the above was taken from xf86-video-ati CVS.
> > > First we need to verify that it fixes the issues with newer PowerBooks,
> > > then we can worry about backporting.
> > 
> > Trying to compile Xorg's CVS right now, will let you know
> > if I succeed for the first time in my life ;-) 
> Are you following a guide such as
> http://xorg.freedesktop.org/wiki/ModularDevelopersGuide ? If you still
> fail, maybe someone can provide you with a test binary.

No, I'm simply following the instructions in the BUILD file.
Thanks for the link, however, neither the BUILD file nor
the Wiki page mention the need for pam include files 
(libpam-dev for Debian). That's what caused a failure when 
I attempted a build yesterday.

Build goes further today, but I'm doing it on a G4/466 
from early 2001 so it will take some time.

Now I have another gripe with the keyboard mapping for
my spanish Apple Pro keyboard, it includes us(extended)
which makes the right Apple key work as a Compose key.

Well, I prefer to have that key work as Alt, since standard
Spanish keyboards already have dead keys and enough 3rd key
symbols for my needs. For now I have just commented out the

	include "compose(rwin)"

line in symbols/macintosh/us.

The so called es keyboard definition also does not correspond
at all to a spanish (ISO) keyboard, which is what Apple ships
in Spain. It seems to be a latin american spanish keyboard, 
which has very little in common for 3rd/4th symbols and even
others. Just compare the <TLDE> key definition:


    key <TLDE> {        [     bracketleft,    bracketright      ],
                        [       braceleft,      braceright      ] };
es (after my modifications):

    key <TLDE> {        [       masculine,     ordfeminine      ],
                        [       backslash,          degree      ] };
Well, I made up the degree symbol, since it is not engraved on the 
key, but you can't call the provided macintosh/symbols/es spanish 
with the meaning that it describes keyboards sold in Spain.


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