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#26 2004-07-14 08:50:14

xerxes2
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Oki, wiki is updated!
Good luck with xorg green !
That wiki is gpl so there is no guarantee that it works. big_smile


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#27 2004-07-14 14:07:59

oldtimer
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

After installing xorg, and running the xorgconfig, you may need to manually edit the xorg.conf to enable additional fonts like TTF. Also, I found that the DRI now works with the radeon driver with my ATI AIW7500.

Also, I do not recommend the ATI AIW series cards anymore since the GATOS is slow about support for Xfree86 4.4 and Xorg. ATI's Video4Linux support is a hack too; not 100% V4l compatible!  You are better off buying a cheap SAA173x based card for TV support (about $40 at NewEgg.com) as the linux driver works and is stable.

The linux driver for the CX88xx chipset based TVcards  is not quite ready for prime time as the sound support is still a mystery to the developers. As a work around, you can plug the composite audio lines directly into the sound card, You also have to use the CVS version to get color on the S-video connection and the HUE must be set to 100% to get balanced colors.

So, I am returning my ATI TV-Wonder PRO (CX88 based card) for an ASUS TV FM card (SAA7133 based).

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#28 2004-07-14 14:20:16

Mr Green
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Ok. xorg is in & running ...

nvidia drivers are up to date (6106)

emmm in terminal nvidia-settings wink

Thank you for all your help

Mr Green


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#29 2004-07-14 15:00:36

rasat
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

xerxes2 wrote:

Oki, wiki is updated!

I wanted to add the other X configure tool "xorgcfg -textmode" in Wiki but where to add without making too much changes?

I just changed to Xorg. Glad to see the configure tools and /etc/X11/XF86Config are same as before.. a change of name only. For hwd a simple copy and rename of file will be enough.

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#30 2004-07-14 15:43:18

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Thanks Rasat.

Therefore, if I will update following these steps in console mode:

1. pacman -S xorg
2. copy XFree86-4.conf to xorg.conf
3. pacman -R xfree86
4. reboot

my arch will work fine?

That's all right?

ciao.
Luca.

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#31 2004-07-14 15:47:52

rasat
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

filattiera wrote:

2. copy XFree86-4.conf to xorg.conf
3. pacman -R xfree86

2. copy XF86Config-4 to xorg.conf

No need to remove xfree86... the xorg package does it.

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#32 2004-07-14 15:53:04

Pierre
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

You do not need step 2 till 4. XOrg accepts the old conf-file. And you only have to restart X. No need to reboot *g*

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#33 2004-07-14 16:01:05

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Thanks.
Grazie.

Ciao.
Luca

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#34 2004-07-14 16:41:17

xerxes2
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

rasat wrote:

I wanted to add the other X configure tool "xorgcfg -textmode" in Wiki but where to add without making too much changes?

hehehe..I didn't know that these programs existed. Are they good?
I tried them a little and I don't know what to say. I added them to the wiki anyway. big_smile
Is this xorgs own programs?


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#35 2004-07-14 20:11:50

Mr Green
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Errm when you pacman xorg it will ask you if you want to remove xfree...

of course you need to be in console (X not running)

Two things I have noticed nvidia-settings worked fine when I loaded drivers after reboot it does not work at all

And mplayer is complaining about ttf fonts

Anyone else having any problems ?

HTH

Mr Green


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#36 2004-07-15 03:37:16

rasat
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

xerxes2 wrote:

Is this xorgs own programs?

No, in XFree86 its "xf86cfg".

FYI, you can also run this tool without option "-textmode" but requires a running mouse.

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