[nSLUG] Re: upgrading to woody: display problems
peter at llama.nslug.ns.ca
Tue Jun 18 06:34:33 ADT 2002
On Sun, Jun 16, 2002 at 04:25:35PM -0300, Joel Maxwell wrote:
> woody uses xfree86 3.3.6, at least that is what it is downloading. I had the
Woody includes X servers from version 3.3.6, for compatibility with old
hardware not supported by 4.x. Note, for example, that the available
version of xbase-clients is 4.1.0-16. That's why I said woody uses XF86 4.x.
It's downloading 3.3.6 because you told it to, I guess.
> same error with s3virge, but I used the svga driver, the monitor blanked out
> but it eventually worked. Another problem i'm facing is that now whenever a
> user starts X, it goes through the procedure, goes to :0, but then the server
> is killed.
huh? What do you mean "the server is killed"? If you get it working by
using 4.x, don't bother answering this.
> But if 3 and 4 coexist, what packages do i tellaapt to get so i can get 4 (and
> ditch 3.3.6)?
apt-get install xserver-xfree86
#define X(x,y) x##y
Peter Cordes ; e-mail: X(peter at llama.nslug. , ns.ca)
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