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December 30, 2008

Xorg.conf Removed – Part 2

Filed under: Arch Linux, linux, Tuxicity, X.org — tuxicity @ 10:45 am

Everything works fine ? ,  yes, except for xrandr unfortunately.

I had to re-add xorg.conf to get my TV-out to work.

This  morning I read a “First Look” story on the recently released 2.6.28 kernel, from ars technica. Specially the the “Graphics Execution Manager” (GEM) interested me; it is one of the additions and GEM was said to boost framerates by between 50 and 60 percent for Intel 915 graphics hardware.

The 2.6.28 kernel is available in the abs of Arch Linux, so I decided to build it from abs and install it to see if it would improve the functionality of my Intel graphics controller, especially xrander (you never know…).

After install of the fresh kernel I removed xorg.conf (again).
Rebooted, to initiate the new kernel, hooked up my TV, ran xrander – -auto on it and…. It worked!

I can watch videos on my TV now, without needing a  xorg.conf.



December 29, 2008

Xorg.conf Removed

Filed under: Arch Linux, Tuxicity, X.org — tuxicity @ 6:39 pm

I was not too happy with the intel setup for xorg.conf on my Arch Linux laptop, everything worked, but not smooth, and I heard that I could simply remove it.

So I mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf-bak. (just in case…)

And now everything works fine, although I feel as if  I am working with a hole in my X setup, but also that will rm -rf soon.


September 7, 2007

New in Ubuntu gutsy Gibbon: Bullet Proof-X

Filed under: Ubuntu, X.org — tuxicity @ 7:24 am

A new feature will be implemented in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, Bullet Proof-X;

If Xorg fails to start, the failsafe mode will initiate with minimalistic settings, low resolution, and a limited number of colors. The failsafe mode also automatically runs Ubuntu’s new GTK-based display configuration utility so that users can easily test various display settings and choose a configuration that will work properly with their hardware.

some explanation can be found here and some screenshots here.

Ubuntu Weekly
Ars Technica
Bryce Harrington’s Blog

September 3, 2007

Nouveau Driver Developers Answer Questions

Filed under: linux, Nouveau, NVidia, Open Source, X.org — tuxicity @ 6:43 am

A Q&A with the developers of the Nouveau project. For those out of the loop or new to Linux, the Nouveau project aims to provide an open-source 2D/3D graphics driver for NVIDIA hardware. After collecting a number of questions from our readers, KoalaBR and Marcheu have answered these questions. The questions range from whether there will be open-source SLI support to asking if NVIDIA has ever contacted the Nouveau developers.

read more | digg story

September 2, 2007

X.Org 7.3 Release Delayed

Filed under: X.org — tuxicity @ 9:44 am

Eric has set the new X.Org 7.3 release date for September 5th. At present there are about seven bugs holding up this release.

read more | digg story

September 1, 2007

Free ATI drivers for Christmas?

Filed under: linux, X.org — tuxicity @ 10:20 am

“According to Jerome Glisse, who coordinates the development of the driver, progress is being made in the project, and “maybe by the end of this year, we might have some 3-D acceleration.””

read more | digg story

August 13, 2007

XFree86 4.7.0 is out, it still exists.

Filed under: Tuxicity, X.org, XFree86 — tuxicity @ 8:17 am

Xfree86, used to be one of the main components of Linux distributions, and has released version 4.7.0.

Is it news ? yes.
Is it relevant? Hardly.
Do i care ? No.

Due to Licensing controversy and mismanagement XFree86 has become irrelevant/obsolete.

Most development and users have moved over to X.org, originally forked from XFree86 4.4 RC2.

Moving along…..


Resouces: Wikipedia on X.org and on Xfree86

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