Subject: Re: Experience with modular-x11
To: Vincent <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 12/13/2006 09:01:32
On Wed, 13 Dec 2006, Vincent wrote:
> I don't know if this will be useful to anyone, but since nobody appears
> to use the modular-x11-server yet, here is what I had to suffer to get
> something sane and running.
I definitely use it. I also use it with xf86-video-wsfb. (I have been
using it for several months, before even in official pkgsrc but still via
pkgsrc build. I have been using many of the modular components now for
years also via pkgsrc-wip.)
> As for the impression, having an old ATI Radeon M7 video card, it seems
> to me that the video is really faster, especially OpenGL. I can't be
> more precise, because my feeling is only based on fluidity of some 3D
> xlock screen and the rather vague impression that windows appear and
> move quicker than with 6.9.0. Maybe some optimizations are carried out
> during the build process that couldn't be achieved by the old monolithic
> process, or this is an effet of GCC 4.1, I can't tell.
Thanks for sharing your experience here. In addition to just build
changes, there has been ongoing improvements to the code itself.
I clipped out your steps, as they are wrong at this time, although I do
understand that they do provide a way that will work.