Xfce spin Beta RC3 validation pass

Philip Rhoades phil at pricom.com.au
Wed Sep 29 04:39:05 UTC 2010


On 2010-09-29 01:06, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 15:02 +0100, Ron Leach wrote:
>> Philip Rhoades wrote:
>>> Ron wrote,
>>>> Back to F14 beta RC3, the topic of your original post, you are
>>>> experiencing very slow operations with F14. Adam's post suggests that
>>>> F14 needs a new driver for your chipset (he says 'soon for F14'). My own
>>>> feeling is that until a GMA500-specific driver is employed, in view of
>>>> the historic problems described in Adam's blog Xorg might be a bit
>>>> unstable with that chipset.
>>> I don't know about that but I don't understand why F14 can't behave at
>>> least as well as F13 with the 1024x768 res.
>> That's a fair point.  I wonder if F14 contains a different (newer)
>> version of 'Xorg', maybe.  Anyway, Adam said he'd update the GMA500
>> driver to F14 - he'll have to test it anyway, and so it should be both
>> available, and loadable.
> vesa is a very slow driver. It's possible F14 is putting more strain on
> the driver in some way. What desktop are you running, Philip?


> It's fairly common for newer resolutions like 1366x768 not to show up
> when using vesa, although this can be fixed by the vesa developers if
> you file a bug report (it's not a high priority though).

I will check the new beta release and see what happens first.

> xorg-x11-drv-psb should be available for F14 now. Did you make sure to
> follow the instructions to enable the RPM Fusion repositories, including
> the non-free repository, before running 'yum install xorg-x11-drv-psb'?

I did that all correctly as far as I can tell (for both F13 and F14).

> You're not running the x86-64 Fedora, are you? (I only build the driver
> for ix86 at present, up till now only 32-bit systems have had GMA 500
> graphics).

I do have F12 x86_64 on my desktop but this testing is on my netbook.

> I think PCLOS probably has the psb driver out of the box, there would be
> no legal or technical restriction on them doing this, and a Mandriva
> package of the driver is available which they would likely source from.


Will test the new Beta later and report back . .


Philip Rhoades

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