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Old 05-20-2007, 10:57 AM   #16
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Talking about this xorg 7.2 (which is called 1.2, maybe Pat changed numbering), older fglrx with support to r2** chipsets won't work (it might install, but there are xorg errors when loading). This means that anyone who is using older ati cards would not be able to use new distros unless open source radeon driver makes significant improvements in rendering speed.

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Old 05-20-2007, 02:53 PM   #17
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Talking about this xorg 7.2 (which is called 1.2, maybe Pat changed numbering), older fglrx with support to r2** chipsets won't work (it might install, but there are xorg errors when loading). This means that anynone who is using older ati cards would not be able to use new distros unless open source radeon driver makes significant improvements in rendering speed.
i have an x700m and im happy with the open source drivers. however im not a 3d person.

anyway, 1.2 is development version and 7.2 is public version or call it whatever you like. the same case as with jre
 
Old 05-20-2007, 03:27 PM   #18
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I've read somewhere that this was done in order to maintain consistent numbering hoping that ATI docs do not lie and fglrx really supports 7.2. Ubuntu devs also did that in Feisty while Debian changed.
 
Old 05-20-2007, 04:43 PM   #19
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Wow

Thanks a million guys for all the assistance. With the abundance of information provided hopefully I will sort out the issues mentioned.

Once again maximum thanks to all

Cheers

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Old 05-20-2007, 05:29 PM   #20
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anyway, 1.2 is development version and 7.2 is public version or call it whatever you like.

Well, xorg-server-1.2 is stable and meant to be a part of the X11R7.2 release... It's 1.3 that is the "development" version... That's why xorg-server-1.2 actually displays it's version as 7.2.0 and xorg-server-1.3 just displays it's version as 1.3, which will throw the ATI installer for a loop because their is no x130 directory in the installer archive. xorg-server-1.1.0 identifies itself as version 7.1.0 and xorg-server-1.0.1 identifies itself as version 7.0

http://wiki.x.org/wiki/Releases/ModuleVersions

The above link is THE difinitive source for "stable release" xorg module versions. If you start mishmashing module versions, then technically, your not running a "stable" xorg release... That kinda makes me nervous with such a huge package set that is meant to act as one... When I build gnome I don't cross 2.18 with 2.14 packages. Deviate too much from what the developer intends and I guarantee you'll get breakage...

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Old 05-20-2007, 05:31 PM   #21
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Well, xorg-server-1.2 is stable and meant to be a part of the X11R7.2 release... It's 1.3 that is the "development" version... That's why xorg-server-1.2 actually displays it's version as 7.2.0 and xorg-server-1.3 just displays it's version as 1.3, which will throw the ATI installer for a loop because their is no x130 directory in the installer archive.

http://wiki.x.org/wiki/Releases/ModuleVersions
sorry i mean developer version
 
Old 05-21-2007, 01:21 AM   #22
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I got info from there:

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Proble...Xorg_ID_Scheme

There is (wasn't when I checked last time) neither x120, nor x720 in installer dir.

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