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    XFree 4.03 in testing/woody
    Contributed by asuzuki on Tuesday, May 15 @ 19:08:40 BST

    X Window
    4.0.3 has been in Brandon's experimental area for some while. But now it's moved into testing - apt-cache says it's version 4.0.3-3.

    You can read the release notes here and the driver status page here. (the xfree86 page seems to be down right now, however).


    Netsnipe (16May01): As usual, Charl P. Botha has compiled the unofficial XFree86 4.0.3 debs for Potato...

    Netsnipe: ...Read this from Botha for the sources.list line and this dP article for configuration tips. To install, apt-get update (after inserting deb lines) and upgrade everything, and then apt-get -f install xserver-xfree86 xserver-common. Note that some Potato users may also need some of Botha's libfreetype6_potato debs as well.

     
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    dri in 4.0.3 (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 15 @ 21:08:00 BST

    has anyone managed to get the dri working with tdfx? mine has never worked properly, even with the cvs dri debs.

    i get a huge amount of flicker when re-drawing, and low framerates.

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    Re: dri in 4.0.3 (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 16 @ 00:02:05 BST

    the number of times this gets asked... there's even an article on this very site i think.

    basically you're probably only missing a single deb, that X doesn't automatically install and tdfx drivers need for dri.

    i think its libglide3.

    check,

    http://www.debianplanet.org/debianplanet/article.php?sid=163

    Caoilte

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    Re: dri in 4.0.3 (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, May 17 @ 17:52:56 BST

    maybe i should clarify my question: how do i get dri to work with tdfx, and not suck rocks?

    'cos i had it working, but it has horrible flicker when polygons get re-drawn, and low framerates.

    installing libglide3 helped a bit, but didn't fix the problem.

    everything worked perfectly with mesag3-glide2 and libglide2.

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    4.0.3 in Potato? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 16 @ 00:04:08 BST

    Is there any chance that they will show up for potato? I know he has 4.0.2 compiled for potato. Thanks

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    Re: 4.0.3 in Potato? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 16 @ 23:01:17 BST

    Probably not. Just download them and compile yourself.

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    Re: 4.0.3 in Potato? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 16 @ 23:55:25 BST

    I'm running 4.0.3 on potato. It is on http://people.debian.org/~cpbotha

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    Re: XFree 4.03 in testing/woody (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 16 @ 14:59:14 BST

    A wee bit off topic, but --

    I did upgrade quite painlessly to 4.0.3 over the week-end when I did my weekly apg-get update / apt-get upgrade cycle, but I do remember also seeing *some* KDE 2.x packages being upgraded too.

    I'm quite happy that XF86 4.0.3 is now part of Woody, and I'm happy to see KDE 2.x starting to seep (sp?) in Woody, but what about *a comlete* KDE 2.1.1 release for Woody? And since Woody will come out *after* KDE 2.2 (which promises a way better printing architecture, amongst other things), is there a chance we'll get KDE 2.2 in Woody?

    Thanks.

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    Re: XFree 4.03 in testing/woody (Score: 1)
    by coba on Wednesday, May 16 @ 15:54:57 BST
    (User Info)

    As Ivan says on the debian-kde mailing list (Ivan's post) KDE2.2. should make it into woody given there are no substantial delays for the KDE2.2. release

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    Re: XFree 4.03 in testing/woody (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, May 17 @ 01:24:58 BST

    Will XFree 4.X be incorporated into woody? Did I see something about XF 4.X not meeding woody release guidelines and therefore not being included until sid?

    --Greg

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    Re: XFree 4.03 in testing/woody (Score: 1)
    by greycat on Monday, May 21 @ 13:12:15 BST
    (User Info) http://wooledge.org/~greg/

    XFree86 4.x already is in woody, and has been for quite some time (a few months now, I believe). 4.0.3 was in sid for a couple weeks before making it into woody.

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    Reverting to 3.x (Score: 1)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, May 17 @ 04:51:39 BST

    I've just upgraded my potato distribution to 4.0.3 and got the display comming up OK, but there are some problems:

    My icons on the desktop (gmc) now have grey backgrounds, some windows have strange drawing problems around there edges (Gnome Terminal), and AbiWord no longer loads because it can't find the right fonts.

    So is it possible to revert back to the old version of X that comes with potato? I can't figure out how to do it with dselect...

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    Re: Reverting to 3.x (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, May 18 @ 07:55:28 BST

    apt-get remove --purge `dpkg --get-selections | grep -i x | awk '{print $1}' | tr '
    ' ' '`

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    Re: Reverting to 3.x (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, May 18 @ 07:56:04 BST

    After this :

    apt-get install task-x-window-system-core

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    Re: Reverting to 3.x (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, May 21 @ 11:09:56 BST

    When i upgraded i had to re-add my font to the XF86Config file

    Try adding something like..

    Section "Files"

    RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb/index.html"

    ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/index.html"

    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/index.html"

    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/index.html"

    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/index.html"

    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/index.html"

    FontPath "/usr/share/abisource/fonts/index.html"

    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/index.html"

    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/sharefont/index.html"

    EndSection

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    Re: XFree 4.03 in testing/woody (Score: 1)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, May 20 @ 18:56:19 BST

    Uh-oh, you said Brandon... 🙂

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    Re: XFree 4.03 in testing/woody (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 29 @ 20:06:45 BST

    Spell my name right, you jerkweeds.

    -- BRANDEN

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