[arch-dev-public] xorg move to extra?
Jan de Groot
jan at jgc.homeip.net
Sun Oct 19 09:51:40 EDT 2008
On Sun, 2008-10-19 at 16:44 +0300, Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> 2008/10/16 Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net>:
> > On Tue, 2008-10-14 at 09:05 +0200, Jan de Groot wrote:
> >> I would like to move xorg to extra soon. The state of X.org in testing
> >> is a lot better than the packages in extra. This means problems for some
> >> users though:
> >> - nvidia-96xx doesn't work
> >> - nvidia-71xx doesn't work
> >> - catalyst doesn't work
> >> All the other drivers should work fine, as they're either opensource
> >> drivers or binary drivers that support X.Org 7.4 by now. People affected
> >> by this should either stick with the old xorg-server or install free
> >> drivers with support for their hardware.
> >> I don't wish to wait for new non-free drivers, as the non-free vendors
> >> don't give any information about X.Org 7.4 support on their roadmap. We
> >> can wait for 6 months if we keep waiting on this.
> > I just got mail from a user claiming catalyst 8.10 working with Xorg 7.4
> > which is also in OpenSuSE 11.1 beta2.
> OK, I see you've updated catalyst to Ubuntu's secret version :-)
> which supports Xorg 1.5 according to Phoronix.
> So... is it ok to release Xorg 1.5 now?
There's still some issues with catalyst:
- the libdrm.so symlinking crap is weird, I got different reports about
ati and/or xorg version of this one working
- somehow the ATI driver looks in /usr/lib/dri instead
Besides that, I'd like to have some wiki documentation about the input
hotplugging so people know how to tune it or turn it off if they don't
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