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RandomTroll 12-06-2011 01:39 AM

What happened to xf86-video-fbdev ?
This package no longer exists but Xorg looks for on start and complains that it can't find it. I suspect I don't need it; I'm just curious.

wildwizard 12-06-2011 02:33 AM

It kills X if you have no xorg.conf according to Pat.

see $YOUR_SLACKWARE_MIRROR/source/x/x11/package-blacklist

RandomTroll 12-06-2011 11:37 PM


Originally Posted by wildwizard (Post 4543227)
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.

ReaperX7 12-07-2011 08:29 PM

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.

RandomTroll 12-08-2011 05:55 PM

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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