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Old 12-06-2011, 01:39 AM   #1
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What happened to xf86-video-fbdev ?


This package no longer exists but Xorg looks for fbdev_drv.so on start and complains that it can't find it. I suspect I don't need it; I'm just curious.
 
Old 12-06-2011, 02:33 AM   #2
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It kills X if you have no xorg.conf according to Pat.

see $YOUR_SLACKWARE_MIRROR/source/x/x11/package-blacklist
 
Old 12-06-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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It kills X if you have no xorg.conf according to Pat.

see $YOUR_SLACKWARE_MIRROR/source/x/x11/package-blacklist
What if I have an xorg.conf? I looked up package-blacklist, which says this. Okay.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 08:29 PM   #4
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You can build and install the module yourself if you absolutely need it using the SlackBuild Patrick provides. As stated it's not used because the new default VESA modesetting built-in configuration supported by X11 will not work with it at all and expects xorg.conf to be there with some basic settings.

However, even then, once you have set up X11 properly to use a manufacturer open source or proprietary driver you won't even be using it but the drivers provided for that specific manufacturer.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 05:55 PM   #5
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I always use a hardware-specific video driver. I don't need fbdev. Xorg insists on looking for it and complaining if it doesn't find it. I was having a video problem so looked closely at all the output, for which reason I saw this message, which has probably been happening for a couple of years. I checked all my configuration files: none call for an fb driver. So this is a minor bug in Xorg.

Thanks for your attention.
 
  


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