[BLFS Trac] #2442: Xorg-7.3

BLFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Feb 25 05:14:08 PST 2008

#2442: Xorg-7.3
 Reporter:  dj at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task                     |       Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal                   |    Milestone:  future                        
Component:  BOOK                     |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                   |   Resolution:                                
 Keywords:                           |  
Changes (by alexander at linuxfromscratch.org):

  * milestone:  6.3 => future


 I'm against inclusion of Xorg-7.3 into BLFS-6.3. Reasons:

 1) It needs major changes in the keyboard configuration if built with HAL,
 and there may be compatibility problems with the GNOME applet for
 switching the keyboard layout. This objection will be removed if HAL is
 listed as "unwanted dependency" and steps are taken to avoid its use even
 if it is found.

 2) Multi-board support is completely broken

 3) Dual-head setups are no longer possible with non-RandR-1.2 drivers (and
 not all drivers support RandR-1.2).

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/2442#comment:3>
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