Xorg-7.3 and BLFS-6.3?

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Jan 4 16:28:03 PST 2008


Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 31, 2007 at 02:21:25AM -0500, Joe Ciccone wrote:
>   
>> Ken Moffat wrote:
>>     
>>> 5. For the ati drivers, 6.7.196 is definitely good IMHO (haven't tried
>>> .197 in a known good environment yet).  Supposedly, 6.7 is needed
>>> for randr-1.2, but the latest 6.6 seemed ok to me on one machine
>>> when 6.7.195 was both the latest release and broken.
>>>   
>>>       
>> I've had so much trouble with the ati drivers that I just bought a 
>> nvidia card. Whos drivers seem to be working fine, playing games through 
>> wine at 1600x1200.
>>     
>  I regrettably have to agree that the 6.7 series of ati drivers are
> a PITA and definitely not stable everywhere.  6.7.197 caused 'startx'
> to lock the box on the same machine where 6.7.195 couldn't find any
> screens.  The compiler on that (clfs) build had certain issues with
> its testsuite, so I suspected a miscompilation somewhere, but tonight
> I've proved that 6.7.196 is fine there.  For future builds with 7.3
> on radeons, I think I'll go back to 6.6 drivers.
>
>  What this really highlights is the lack of consistent information
> about which series of versions to use in xorg-7.3 : maybe the info
> that randr-1.2 'needs' 6.7 was wrong, or maybe 6.6 doesn't take
> advantage of new features but otherwise works ok.
>
> ĸen
>   
I'm definately not liking the ati drivers now either....

(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims not to support visual [insert every 0x??
here except 0x4b]

Guess y'all seeing the same errors? but 196 is working?  I'm confused. 
Think I'll try a few different ones.

-- DJ Lucas




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