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Old 06-05-2004, 06:50 AM   #1
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updating to X11 (Xorg)


I saw that it's already in the current.
I have some problems with XFree86 that hangs whenever I logout, or reboot without a shutdown. I believe that I need to reinstall the X server, but I would rather switch to Xorg at the same time.
So here are some questions about the installation:
- what will happen with my XF86config? I had many troubles before managed to make it right
- Did anyone try the slackware packages? are there any problems with dependencies e.t.c?
- In general, is it a good idea to upgrade my Xfree?

thanx.

Alex Rait.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 07:14 AM   #2
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Are you using framebuffer support? I had the same problem and I already had xorg installed. I solved the problem by using the generic driver (VESA) for the framebuffer.

As for XF86Config, you can back it up, install xorg and use XF86Config as is but renamed to xorg.conf. In my opinion, switching to xorg is a good idea because xorg is like xfree but with one year of bug corrections. They just picked up xfree code and debugged it. At least that's the idea I have about it...


EDIT:

You may also need to change FontPath in XF86Config to the new font paths.

Last edited by Covel; 06-05-2004 at 07:16 AM.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 09:17 AM   #3
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I removed all Xfree packages and then installed the Xorg (all packages).
All was done with removepkg and later installpkg.
Somehow, I had no problems at all (never happened to me before), quite the contrary, without changing anything I was able to logout of Kde, X, and restart my pc while the X worked as well as I could only wish. I think it's even faster than it was with XFree86.

I entered the /etc/X11 folder and noticed that nothing changed, the XF86config stayed where it was, unaltered.

Ok, so now all works fine, but still I want to have control of what's going on there (that's the reason we use slackware right?). I tried to execute xorgcfg (the graphical one?) out of the kconsole in my KDE (as root), but it shutdown in a moment printing a message that says no config file was found.

I believe not many had alredy switched to Xorg with slackware so it's hard to google the answer.
Does anyone know how to configure Xorg, where to find the config file, and if it's needed to rename my XF86cofig though it works fine like it is now.

thank you all.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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You must have a file xorg.conf if you're using xorg. Maybe it's a default xorg.conf file or a copy of XF86Config. Check it out in /etc/X11
 
Old 06-05-2004, 01:51 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Covel
You must have a file xorg.conf if you're using xorg. Maybe it's a default xorg.conf file or a copy of XF86Config. Check it out in /etc/X11
Not so.

What it does have is a series of checks, much like XFree86. It'll look first for xorg.conf, and if it doesn't find that file, it'll search for another file. I'm not sure if it's XF86Config-4 or XF86Config, but if you have one of those files, then it'll use that as its backup. What I would do then is just copy the file and rename it as xorg.conf, just so you can tweak that, and if you do something wrong, you can use the other file, or overwrite the xorg.conf with the old XF86Config file.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 03:15 PM   #6
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Not so.

What it does have is a series of checks, much like XFree86. It'll look first for xorg.conf, and if it doesn't find that file, it'll search for another file. I'm not sure if it's XF86Config-4 or XF86Config, but if you have one of those files, then it'll use that as its backup. What I would do then is just copy the file and rename it as xorg.conf, just so you can tweak that, and if you do something wrong, you can use the other file, or overwrite the xorg.conf with the old XF86Config file.

You're right. I just renamed my xorg.conf file to XF86Config and it worked
 
Old 06-05-2004, 03:50 PM   #7
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I heard that it is more difficult for nvidia users because they have to install the last driver (5336) which does not work well with Enemy Territory. Do you agree with that ? Because I am not sure.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 08:41 PM   #8
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Ok I have just tested all that, it works well !
 
Old 06-06-2004, 10:57 AM   #9
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I've installed X11 just now and it is working fine for me, I did have to reinstall the nVidia 5336 driver as GLX couldn't be initialised. I have noticed that after I exit from X11 that I get this error message:

Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!

Doe's anyone know what I can do to fix this?
 
Old 06-06-2004, 08:14 PM   #10
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I've installed X11 just now and it is working fine for me, I did have to reinstall the nVidia 5336 driver as GLX couldn't be initialised. I have noticed that after I exit from X11 that I get this error message:

Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!

Doe's anyone know what I can do to fix this?
You could comment out that path from the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Then it won't look for that font there. It might do that automatically if you end up logging in as root and go into X from runlevel 3, but it would just be easier to comment it out by hand.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 12:29 PM   #11
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Originally posted by r_jensen11
You could comment out that path from the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Then it won't look for that font there. It might do that automatically if you end up logging in as root and go into X from runlevel 3, but it would just be easier to comment it out by hand.
Thanks for the information, I no longer get that message now after doing what you said.
 
  


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