X Configuration/ KDE Issues
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 14:30:17 PST 2006
Dan's commit to Xorg got me to looking around a bit. I still want to
update KDE, but I'm not sure if the result is worth the effort.
We have kde-3.5.2 in the book and the current is 3.5.5. The point
releases are bug fixes and minor feature updates. A summary of the
fixes is at
(Note 3 urls above)
There is still no KDE4 schedule, but a developer snapshot, KDE 3.80.2
was released Oct 31.
I'd like to know other opinions about pursuing a KDE update right now.
In any case, I started looking at the KDE prereqs at
http://www.kde.org/info/requirements/3.5.php and I noticed some things I
haven't seen before with regard to X. There are Recommended and
Optional X extensions:
Render - Recommended
Fixes - Optional
Composite - Optional
Damage - Optional
DPMS - Recommended
Video - Optional
When I looked at my Xorg7 setup, I didn't see Composite or Damage. In
addition my log said that there was a problem with ACPI.
I was able to fix the ACPI issue by getting acpid from sourceforge. The
build was make && make install, but I had to fix up the code a bit as
warnings were treated as errors.
I was also able to enable both the Composite and Damage extensions by
adding the following to xorg.conf:
Option "Composite" "Enable"
My question is whether we should put either (or both) of these issues in
the book? The xorg.conf sections could be placed into "Additional X
Window System Configuration". The acpid issue could be mentioned in the
same section or a new (rather small) page put in the book.
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