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macbeth8 11-30-2007 06:23 PM

Need older current packages
 
Hello, I know it is a bit lame, but you know, if you don't have time, lame solution is just fine :)

So, the problem is, that I upgraded my X server today using slackpkg. And compiz stopped working for me. When I start it, whole X server crashes. I think it may be due to new current packages build without dbus support for X server...
From Slackware current changelog:
Quote:

Evidently, the HAL/D-Bus enabled X server, xf86-input-evdev, and one of HAL's
.fdi files aren't playing well together. After considering three possible
workarounds, it was decided to disable D-Bus/HAL support in the X server for
now. If you really want to play with X input hotplugging, it's easy enough to
modify the source/x/x11/configure xorg-server configure file to enable D-Bus
and HAL and run: ./x11.SlackBuild xserver xorg-server
Xdmx remains gone per X build recommendations.
So I should have read the changelog before updating, but I did not :(

The easiest solution is, I think, use previous versions of
x/xorg-server-1.4-i486-4.tgz
x/xorg-server-xnest-1.4-i486-4.tgz
x/xorg-server-xvfb-1.4-i486-4.tgz

So I am asking you, if somebody does not have packages
x/xorg-server-1.4-i486-3.tgz
x/xorg-server-xnest-1.4-i486-3.tgz
x/xorg-server-xvfb-1.4-i486-3.tgz

or if you could give me some advice where could I find them, because google says nothing usable and ftp sites for current have only the -4 versions...

Thanx in advance...

rg3 11-30-2007 06:39 PM

If that's true, you better report to PV that compiz is broken. Maybe he will include HAL support again and opt for the alternative solution of removing that problematic .fdi file from the HAL package.

dive 11-30-2007 06:40 PM

Can't find -3 but have your tried -2?

http://packages.slackware.it/search....2.0&t=1&q=xorg

pdw_hu 11-30-2007 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rg3 (Post 2976068)
Maybe he will include HAL support again...

Oh, pretty pretty please DON'T!

macbeth8 12-01-2007 04:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dive (Post 2976069)
Can't find -3 but have your tried -2?

http://packages.slackware.it/search....2.0&t=1&q=xorg

Well, I would probably use the ones from 12.0 stable, although they are 1.3.0.0-2, not 1.4-2

edit: I found 1.4-2 packages in some zenwalk testing directory, well, actually, google did :) (http://dist.itu.dk/zenwalk/i486/testing/ if someone would be interested)

If you have time, pdw_hu, could you explain why you don't like HAL suport in X server... just curious :)

allend 12-01-2007 06:03 AM

I am running slackware-current with xorg-1.4 and have had no problems with compiz, either before or after upgrading to kernel-2.6.23.9 and glibc-2.7 from kernel-2.6.23.1 and glibc-2.5.

Did you also upgrade your kernel? If so, perhaps you need to check your graphics card settings. I know that with my nVidia 7300 graphics card, that I have to remake the kernel module whenever the kernel is updated.

macbeth8 12-01-2007 06:19 AM

I have not updated to new kernel and glibc yet. I'm still using 2.6.23.1 and glibc 2.5.

However, downgrading did not solve anything. When I used xorg-server-1.4-2 from zenwalk rep (with appropriate mesa, evdev and other packages), compiz did not work and when I reverted X server to stable, it did not start at all. So I've just installed the current 1.4-4 back to have X server running at least...

I have nvidia 6600, maybe I'll try to recompile kernel module to see if that helps...

edit: Recompiling nvidia kernel module helped. It works now. Thanks for the tip. I just somehow forgot that (probably) every X server update needs the graphic driver to be rebuild...


Argh, next time, I'll read changelog before updating :/

Alien_Hominid 12-01-2007 06:32 AM

macbeth8, upgrade everything to current, because now you have a mix betwen stable and current, which doesn't work because there are a a lot of changes between these two versions. as allend said, compiz works in current, but it probably has some dependencies which you didn't download or maybe missed

macbeth8 12-01-2007 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien_Hominid (Post 2976485)
macbeth8, upgrade everything to current, because now you have a mix betwen stable and current, which doesn't work because there are a a lot of changes between these two versions. as allend said, compiz works in current, but it probably has some dependencies which you didn't download or maybe missed

As I've said in previous post, I've already done that and the problem has been solved. Recompilation of the nvidia kernel module helped.


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