The upgrade to modular X went pretty well for me except for the fact that I
had to install the package "xorg-x11-xauth" manually because the yum update
apparently didn't pick that up.
What I immediately after reboot though was how slow my desktop has become.
Moving around a window on the desktop is now very jerky. Before I saw the
usual gtk refresh artifacts but the movement of the window itself was
smooth. I have DRI disabled because I don't care about 3D and here is the
device config I'm running right now:
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Radeon 9500 Pro"
# Option "RenderAccel" "on"
# Option "EnablePageFlip" "on"
# Option "BackingStore" "on"
According to the log XAA is enabled:
(II) RADEON(0): Render acceleration unsupported on Radeon 9500/9700 and newer.
(II) RADEON(0): Render acceleration disabled
(II) RADEON(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
Screen to screen bit blits
Solid filled rectangles
8x8 mono pattern filled rectangles
Indirect CPU to Screen color expansion
Scanline Image Writes
Setting up tile and stipple cache:
32 128x128 slots
32 256x256 slots
16 512x512 slots
(II) RADEON(0): Acceleration enabled
I just updated my rawhide system to the new modular x. I have been reading
some of the threads discussing this and I have a couple of questions:
1. With modular X (when released) have support for automatically turning on
numlock when I start X?
2. When I did the yum update all of the xorg-x11-drv rpms downloaded. This
is 56 files several of which I don't need. I have a Number nine Revolution
IV video supported by the i128 package. I don't need the cirrus, trident,
s3, nv, etc packages, but I can't uninstall them. I get
rpm -e xorg-x11-drv-trident
error: Failed dependencies:
xorg-x11-drv-trident is needed by (installed)
Will I be able to uninstall unnecessary drivers?
3. My Microsoft Intellimouse explorer (usb) no longer functions as
expected. I still have
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
in my xorg.conf. I also have the mouse.sh file in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d
# Required for the configuration of a 5-button mouse
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
In short the back and forward buttons work as a scroll. How can I fix this?
If I need to open bugzilla tickets I will be happy to do so. A quick guess
would be to file #1 and #3 will bugzilla.freedesktop.org, and #2 should
probably goto bugzilla.redhat.com. Would this be correct?
I have been trying to boot a custom kernel I made last week but since monday
it and every kernel I have compiled since then panics during boot. I have
tried vanilla kernels and fedora kernel SRPMS and both panic. The only
kernels that run are fedora kernel rpms.
Here is what shows on the screen:
trying to resume from /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01
unable to access resume device
creating root device
mounting root filesystems
mount: error No such device or address mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as
setting up other filesystems
setting up new root fs
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
no fdtab.sys, mounting internal defaults
setuproot error mount /proc No such file or directory
setuproot error mount /sys No such file or directory
switching to new root and running init
unmounting old /dev
unmounting old /proc
unmounting old /sys
switch root: mount failed No such file or directory
kernel panic -not syncing attempted to kill init
What is going on? Should I open a bugzilla ticket? If so, what component
should I say is the problem?
Ever since the openssl upgrade last week, I have not been able to run "yum
update" and have it actually update the system. I looked at it and I see
dependency problems that are not being reported by the rawhide report:
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: xorg-x11-devel is needed by package openmotif-devel
Error: Missing Dependency: libcrypto.so.5 is needed by package iiimf-libs
Error: Missing Dependency: libssl.so.5()(64bit) is needed by package iiimf-libs
Error: Missing Dependency: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XKeysymDB is needed by package
Error: Missing Dependency: libXv.so.1 is needed by package HelixPlayer
Error: Missing Dependency: xorg-x11-devel is needed by package Xaw3d-devel
Error: Missing Dependency: xorg-x11-devel = 6.8.2-62 is needed by package
Error: Missing Dependency: libssl.so.5 is needed by package iiimf-libs
Error: Missing Dependency: libssl.so.5 is needed by package w3c-libwww
Error: Missing Dependency: libcrypto.so.5 is needed by package w3c-libwww
Error: Missing Dependency: libcrypto.so.5()(64bit) is needed by package iiimf-libs
Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005
I believe that non-English speakers will be more happy to see
localized package %descriptions, when they are using a GUI package
management program. Most of users play Linux for fun, and they are
willing to search software in the huge packages list, looking for
interesting packages to install. But this fun only belongs to English
speakers. To Chinese, there is no way for an software package to
Then how can these %descriptions be localized? If someone translate
them and commit patches to rpm spec files, that seems a bit funny and
boring. (Sorry for my bad vocabulary, though the single filed rpm spec
does have its cons and pros.) How to simplify this and reduce the
amount of work?
(There are too many excellent programs in both Core and Extras, while
I'm trying to introduce them to other Chinese users, I believe this
problem is essential.)
Any chance for a refresh of hal?
Current package (hal-0.5.4.cvs20051111-1) has a FPE/zero-divide
problem that kills it within a few minutes of boot or restart. Makes
testing of USB plugging/unplugging difficult ;)
[Believe it has something to do with very rapid battery notifications
on my dumb (but current) laptop.]
Believe its fixed upstream. Bugzilla'ed here:
On Wed, Nov 16, 2005 at 12:42:24PM +0100, Thomas Graf wrote:
> * Pekka Savola <pekkas(a)netcore.fi> 2005-11-16 12:46
> > On Mon, 14 Nov 2005, John W. Linville wrote:
> > > http://people.redhat.com/linville/kernels/fedora-netdev/
> > I guess the test can be termed a 'success' because after updating from
> > 2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 to 2.6.14-1.1637_FC4.netdev.1, I get 100%
> > reproducible kernel hang (everything just freezes as it is, no message
> > to /var/log/messages or anywhere) after I run '/sbin/ip -6 r l' or try
> > to use IPv6 in basically any other way on my ThinkPad laptop with
> > external orinoco_cs WLAN card.
> > Any thoughts for the next steps?
> It's probably missing this patch:
Pekka, I have included the patch Thomas identified as part of the
FC4.netdev.2 build. You may want to do a 'yum update' and try it out.
John W. Linville