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Old 01-17-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
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XOrg 6.8.1 on Current


I've just noticed (I know... it's probably been there for ages) that slack current has XOrg 6.8.1 http://www.slackware.com/pb/browse.php?q=current/slackware/x

If I download it, remove 6.7.0 and install 6.8.1 will I simply be able to boot back into x as before without any messing around?

Of course, the reason I want 6.8.1 is because of the "real" transparency feature
 
Old 01-17-2005, 11:09 AM   #2
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Maybe you have to upgrade kde or gnome if you use them

Also you will find by yourself that your reason is not a good reason
 
Old 01-17-2005, 11:14 AM   #3
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Unless you patch KDE you won't have composite transparency as I recall.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 11:47 AM   #4
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well...don't know if this is still valid.....
but if you've got an ATI -graph-card : the drivers will not work with 6.8.1.

they said to release new drivers today.....
( but the day isn't over yet.... )

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Old 01-17-2005, 11:49 AM   #5
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Originally posted by egag
well...don't know if this is still valid.....
but if you've got an ATI -graph-card : the drivers will not work with 6.8.1.

they said to release new drivers today.....
( but the day isn't over yet.... )

egag
Looks like he has an Nvidia card to me.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 11:57 AM   #6
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yeah sporks....
but also posted for any proud ATI-owner who reads this thread.......

egag
 
Old 01-17-2005, 11:58 AM   #7
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yeah sporks....
but also posted for any proud ATI-owner who reads this thread.......

egag
Good point.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 12:18 PM   #8
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The new Transparency stuff in 6.8.1 isn't really done yet. I'd wait.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 12:53 PM   #9
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when I tested the cool new features, I couldnt get it to remain stable long enough to even take a screencapture.. imho thats a pretty good reason for me not to use the composites, tho I have to admit they are some serious eye candy.. Pretty heavy on the machine too.. Tho it might have been my crappy nvidia card with only 128mb .. d:
 
Old 01-17-2005, 04:53 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies.

2 points -

Firstly I already have KDE 3.3.2 installed.

Secondly (and most imprortantly) I don't use KDE, I use XFce 4.2 which has support for the new transparentcy feature (from the XFce website "Xfce 4.2 provides bleeding-edge features, like a compositing manager for xfwm4 (a manager for the new X.org Composite extension, which brings true transparency to the Xfce Desktop)" )

I also use Fluxbox (0.9.11) sometimes bt thats besides the point.

Oh and yes I have a Nvidia card
 
Old 01-17-2005, 05:54 PM   #11
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you will need to edit the keyboard driver in xorg.conf
 
Old 01-17-2005, 11:47 PM   #12
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you will need to edit the keyboard driver in xorg.conf
Yeah, thats allways good to remember.. it can be a tad of a puzzler if you dont read the startup messages of X..

Hers the difference:
Old:
Driver "Keyboard"
New:
Driver "keyboard"

Not that great of a difference, but enough to take your X down.. (:
 
Old 01-18-2005, 02:45 AM   #13
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The new driver is "kbd", as opposed to "keyboard".
 
Old 01-18-2005, 02:53 AM   #14
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The new driver is "kbd", as opposed to "keyboard".
hm.. interesting.. (:
Well, I wont argue with you on that.. All I know is that when testing X wouldnt start untill I lowercased the driver name..
But you are eight now that I looked around a tad.. Guess the driver name changed again then eh? (:

Beh, ignore me, I was behind the development, kbd it shall be (:
 
  


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