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Old 06-15-2009, 11:13 PM   #46
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Thanks, Bruce. This was an easy fix :-)
I hope you'll see it soon in -current
 
Old 06-16-2009, 01:51 AM   #47
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Thanks, Robby, for following it up and adding it to -current.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 05:03 AM   #48
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Sorry for being lazy, and not having used KDE4 much. Today I upgraded
all the packages in the Slackware64 -current ChangeLog with slackpkg
Code:
dnsmasq-2.49-x86_64-1
electricsheep-20090306-x86_64-2
ghostscript-8.64-x86_64-2
httpd-2.2.11-x86_64-2
iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.32.2.9-fw-1
iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.24.2.12-fw-1
kdenetwork-4.2.4-x86_64-2
php-5.2.10-x86_64-1
pidgin-2.5.8-x86_64-1
slocate-3.1-x86_64-2
xorg-server-1.6.1-x86_64-2
xorg-server-xephyr-1.6.1-x86_64-2
xorg-server-xnest-1.6.1-x86_64-2
xorg-server-xvfb-1.6.1-x86_64-2
and now the feature in KDE where windows would have transparency when
they were minimized/maximized/moved has disappeared.

I'm just hoping someone else experienced this and has enough KDE4 or
X.Org experience to know where to look. I'm clueless...
 
Old 07-02-2009, 06:20 AM   #49
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did you use binary drivers? I would have to reinstall my NVIDIA driver in order to boot to X again
 
Old 07-02-2009, 07:16 AM   #50
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Hey Willy, yes, I use the binary Nvidia drivers.

I reinstalled with the "-K" switch (only builds kernel module) as I usually
do when I build a new kernel of the same version number; this time without
rebooting the comp.

Alien Bob told me that only part of the driver gets overwritten by the new
xorg-server package, and that effect caused me to lose hardware acceleration.

I've reinstalled the driver completely, and now all's back to normal.

Thanks for your reply.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 12:52 PM   #51
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great to hear that
i used --x-prefix=/usr --x-module-path=/usr/lib/xorg/modules for my installation
 
Old 07-02-2009, 05:59 PM   #52
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I'm running Slackware x86_64.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 06:16 PM   #53
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multi cards & multi monitors w/o xorg.conf?

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Originally Posted by rworkman View Post
For those of you who aren't aware, you should be able to get an Xorg setup that "just works" without an /etc/X11/xorg.conf at all. That doesn't apply to those of you who need the binary-only drivers (nvidia or ati), but otherwise, there should be no need for an xorg.conf file.
Hi Rob,

Surely this can't apply to multi-card and multi-monitor setups... Can it?

If xorg.conf is completely ignored, I'm curious how configuration will go. To date I haven't bothered with HAL as I have had no reason to, but it seems Slack13 is very dependent on it working.

Either way, looking forward very much to -stable

Sasha
 
Old 07-02-2009, 06:42 PM   #54
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No xorg.conf is not ignored and should be still used to customise your setup.

But for a basic setup, xorg.conf is not required as most things are now detected and configured automatically via HAL and friends.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 07:01 PM   #55
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Sasha,

As GoblinBoy said, xorg.conf is still useful for many cases. I won't say for sure, but I don't think multiple monitors (and certainly not multiple video cards) will be detected/configured automatically, so xorg.conf magic will still be needed.

One neat thing is that you can write only the xorg.conf sections that you need, and the rest come from whatever is autodetected/autoconfigured. As an example, I have an xorg.conf that looks *exactly* like this:

Code:
Section "Extensions"
  Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection
I get all of the autodetection goodness *and* I turn off the Composite extension, as I don't care for any of the "pretty" crap, nor do I like the overhead it causes in Xfce Terminal (unless I work around it).
 
Old 07-02-2009, 07:39 PM   #56
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Thanks to you both!
RE: 'pretty crap' -- I don't go for the eye-candy either; I like things FAST and efficient. But gotta have the multiple hardware as someone on here said somewhere, once you get comfy with multiple displays, it's *really* hard to not have them; the extra real estate is so handy!

Keep up the great work you guys,

Sasha
 
  


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