[NBLUG/talk] XFree86 4.3

Rob Orsini orsini at sonic.net
Thu Sep 11 15:22:00 PDT 2003

At 03:14 PM 9/11/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>At 11:00 AM 9/11/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>>On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 10:54:16AM -0700, Rob Orsini wrote:
>> > Being a new Debian user with a ATI Radeon Mobility card on my Fujitsu
>> > p2120, I'm looking for the most idiot proof method of upgrading xfree86
>> > from 4.1 to 4.3 so that it can 'see' my card.  (I'm trying to avoid the
>> > aforementioned "XFree86 upgrade Vortex")  I expect to be pointed to the
>> > xfree86 instructions but am wondering if there are other options for me.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Rob
>> >
>>There are experimental X 4.3 packages available for Debian, simply add this
>>line to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
>>deb http://penguinppc.org/~daniels/sid/i386 ./
>>and then apt-get update and apt-get upgrade
>>By the way, you can search for experimental or other sources that aren't in
>>the standard Debian repositories by going to http://www.apt-get.org
>>Kyle Rankin
>So, I'm connected remotely to my P at the moment and have run the above 
>commands.  I might need to restart the box to get the 4.3 stuff to take 
>(??) but I'm pretty sure I won't be able to get back in till I get home 
>because my default net settings are hosed.  All that being said, I ran 
>`startx` and below is the tail end of the output. I'm don't know much 
>about what's going on except it looks promising that radeon_drv.o is 
>loading (of atempting to).  Any thoughts?  Oh, here's my conf file: 

Wait a minute!  The lid on on the laptop is closed.  Does that mean that I 
wouldn't have a chance a starting X from here?  lol


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