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gringo
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:35 pm    Post subject: xorg 6.8.x and ppc Reply with quote

Hi guys,

only two quick & short question : is xorg 6.8.x supposed to work in ppc ??
I tried anyway and the only thing i get is a blank screen, it doesnt hang as i can kill it or switch to another vt ...

Same conf as with 6.7.x of course, so i think it needs more testing or something. Did anyone succeded??

And what is quite funny is that i cannot switch back to xorg 6.7.x, i get a strange error about some locks that dont exist in /usr/portage/.locks....

Any tip ?

tia
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X.org 6.8 is not marked stable on ppc due to OpenGL hard locking on Rage 128. It does work, but we're not going to be able to mark it stable until this gets fixed. I'm not sure why you're only getting a black screen, did you remember to change the keyboard driver?

As for downgrading to 6.7, did you make sure to run etc-update after switching back? The locking error message may be related to your killing the server, you can probably safely delete them, a reboot should do that for you if you don't know where to look.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Works fine for me. I did get the server dying once, had to modify the keyboard section. I ended up with the following:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc101"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
EndSection

The rest is unchanged from the previous version.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for your lines guys !

i have a new powerbook g4 with radeon 9600. I did read a bit about the change to 6.8.x, changed the keyboard thingy in my xorg.conf and "emerged" the composite stuff, but there is no go! As said i get a blank screen and in the xorg.log i dont see any errors, it really loks like the server comes up without problems.
Im not at home right now, will copy here both my xorg.conf and my logs.

What the .locks refer i think its more related to the fact my portage distfiles are shared over nfs and something got messed up. Im really not sure what all the stuff in /usr/portage/.locks does, but when i try to emerge/ downgrade xorg, portage says there are un-recoverable locks in /usr/portage/.locks and it cannot continue.

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