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Problems after xorg patch to 5.0_STABLE
I updated my sources this weekend to pick up the xorg patch in 5.0_STABLE
and a number of things don't work right. I've so-far installed on three
different i386 platforms w/different video devices.
Generic/OEM ATI rage128-32MB (r128 or ati driver)
Intel i915 w/8MB? (intel driver)
SiS 630AGP/shared-memory (16MB) (vesa driver)
Can't switch vt's when X server is running (all systems)
SiS/vesa system is glacially slow to paint the screen (you can watch
it draw). It used to be quick/normal. The SiS driver caused X to die
and leave the console unusable prior to the patch, so that's why the
vesa driver is being used. SiS driver worked fine in XF86-4.x.
i915 system shows black squares for login/password prompt (and username)
and status/error message appears in black box on xdm login widget.
r128 system leaves text console in nearly-black-on-black when X server
exits (or back when vt's could still be switched). It was doing this
before the patch as well, but I was hoping this would have been fixed.
All systems are still using the "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file that was tailored
for them before the patch.
I tried generating one with "X -configure" on the i915 system, but it
failed. I'll make note of the error when I get access to the machine
again--I ran out of time this weekend.
'xorconfig' is missing after the patch. Is this deliberate? It was
the only way to get a working configuration file on these machines.
Sorry for not including data. I won't have access to those machines
again until next weekend.
Has anyone else had problems like these? I didn't see any reports after
the request for tests (in which I couldn't participate--having no
experimental machines at present).
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