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#1 2004-04-06 15:24:23

Greycloack
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Registered: 2004-03-05
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X configuration before and after upgrade to 4.4

Hello, I wanted to run pacman -Su today and saw it is about to upgrade my xfree to 4.4

I don't have a problem with it but I just wanted to know what will it do to my configuration files and fonts.
will the XF86config keep the same format or did they change things?
Will I need to reinstall my non-regular fonts (hebrew and such which I installed manually)?

If anyone did the upgrade already I'd appreciate if he'd post what kind of things changed and what did he have to change/fix afterwards..

Thank you in advance,
Grey

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#2 2004-04-06 16:15:32

Moo-Crumpus
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From: Hessen / Germany
Registered: 2003-12-01
Posts: 1,441

Re: X configuration before and after upgrade to 4.4

I did the update. All things work like they did before. I noticed nothing new, the old config is still running, nvidia is still up, call of duty is still braking my X after leaving it ... smile ... donnow why all that hype ... smile


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#3 2004-04-06 16:25:30

aCoder
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From: Medina, OH
Registered: 2004-03-07
Posts: 359
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Re: X configuration before and after upgrade to 4.4

If you're using a different global cursor theme, you'll have to edit your index.theme, but it should stick around if it's in a .XResources.


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#4 2004-04-06 22:44:23

lanrat
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From: Poland
Registered: 2003-10-28
Posts: 1,274

Re: X configuration before and after upgrade to 4.4

I noticed one strange thing after X upgrade (or it's just my imagination :-)) - the fonts (ms verdana) in opera menus look ugly (like with no antialiasing or something). This affects only the menu fonts - everything else is ok (including fonts on web pages). I didn't find any errors in logs too. This is not critical :-) so for now I'm going to leave it as it is. All other things work fine so far.

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#5 2004-04-06 23:05:56

colnago
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2004-03-25
Posts: 438

Re: X configuration before and after upgrade to 4.4

For your fonts, try specifying the  'DisplaySize'

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "My Monitor"
...   
     DisplaySize 350 275 #width height

...measure your display in mm for the values.

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#6 2004-04-07 09:47:05

Greycloack
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Registered: 2004-03-05
Posts: 166

Re: X configuration before and after upgrade to 4.4

Thank you all for your replys, I did the upgrade and everything went smoothly. It kept my configuration and all my fonts and I didn't notice any problems yet.

Once again a great job for the archlinux team, way to go ! :-)

Grey

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