Subject: Re: "black text" fix
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Blair Sadewitz <email@example.com>
Date: 04/01/2007 21:33:53
On 4/1/07, David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Apr 2007, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > On Sun, 1 Apr 2007 14:15:46 -0400
> > "Blair Sadewitz" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> A while back I filed a PR about the /tmp/.ICE-unix thing. The
> >> workaround is actually the solution AFAIK; see x11/kdelibs3/MESSAGE.
> > I moved my code to do that to /etc/rc.conf.d/kdm. Perhaps it should be
> > in /etc/rc.d/kdm?
> >> Re: TLS; I don't know if there's an option for this, but maybe you
> >> could use gnutls instead?
> > I have no idea how to do that with kde.
> >> Modular Xorg in pkgsrc nearing the point where you might consider
> >> using it in production; have you considered an upgrade path yet?
> > It doesn't support X servers yet, a requirement for that machine. Nor
> > is it a machine I use (and hence can work around problems with), so I'm
> > unwilling to put experimental software on it.
> Its been supporting X servers for a while now - I'm running
> xf86-video-ati on my Thinkpad T41p, an Asus 9600 based laptop
> and a shuttle with a 9550, xf86-video-vesa on an X700 based
> laptop, and xf86-video-i810 on an old i810 dell desktop.
> What its lacked has been a meta package to pull in all the
> drivers, but joerg added meta-pkgs/modular-xorg-drivers :)
> Be warned, the ati driver at least leaves the console with
> "extremely dark grey on black text" on exit, though the
> vesa driver is better behaved.
> KDE3 & freevo also seem happy, and just ran a quick scratch
> test of Kmail and it seemed happy to send over TLS (I use
> a different MUA normally)
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Apply x11/xorg-libs/patches/patch-af to the xf86-video-ati driver
source and make replace. Thanks jmcneill! :)
This should be added as a patch to xf86-video-ati, IMO. Even better:
they should fix it upstream.
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