Xorg version

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jul 30 15:54:47 PDT 2009


Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 4:05 AM, Guy

> However, the patch DJ's referring to is in the xserver-1.6 series if
> you decide to go that route. I think most of the distros are using the
> 1.6 server on their newer releases.

So, the question is "Should that be the official recommendation for BLFS?"
 Basically, use hal, and then do an xorg.conf without the input device
sections for 1.5.3 (or use the patch if you want to have input sections
for some reason)...1.6 doesn't matter how you configure it.  As it is, my
7 button mouse and usb keyboard work with no additional configuration on
1.5.3, so I'm content, and confident with 1.5.3 +patch (using an
'official' distribution of X gives the nice fuzzy) but maybe 1.6 is
better.  I've seen many mention of the distro's playing nicely with 1.6. 
We also need the 1.6 server to use the new Intel DRI2(???) stuff right,
along with new Mesa, new LibDRM, and new drivers?  Any other gotchas?  I
haven't kept tabs on X development lately.  Too much magic voodoo stuff
over there.  ;-)

-- DJ Lucas



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