kline at tao.thought.org
Sat Feb 26 22:43:03 GMT 2005
On Sat, Feb 26, 2005 at 10:41:33PM +0100, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> On Saturday, 26. February 2005 22:19, Gary Kline wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 26, 2005 at 09:49:00PM +0100, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> > > On Saturday, 26. February 2005 13:05, Godwin Stewart wrote:
> > > > On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 22:25:24 +1030, "Daniel O'Connor"
> > > >
> > > > <doconnor at gsoft.com.au> wrote:
> > > > > You don't need to update a port just because it depends on Xorg. The
> > > > > X API is quite stable so you can update just Xorg without expecting
> > > > > any problems. (I did XFree86 -> Xorg with zero problems for example)
> > > >
> > > > No, the problem's the other way round. Every time I want to portupgrade
> > > > something else, portupgrade also wants to upgrade Xorg.
> > >
> > > edit /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf, find the HOLD_PKGS = [ line and change
> > > it to
> > >
> > > HOLD_PKGS = [
> > > 'bsdpan-*',
> > > 'xorg-*',
> > > 'imake-*',
> > > ]
> > >
> > > I've been using that for a long time now, since Xorg 6.8.1 breaks
> > > vt-switching for me.
> > Tweaking pkgtools.conf may help me if I move back to XFree,
> > and it's looking like I have no choice. xorg autoconfigs
> > itself to run at too high a res and nothing I do fixes it.
> How about adjusting the configuration then?
There is utterly no xorg.conf file; the xorg probes
set the resolution to the max (1600x1200), and the
display `quivers' --for lack of a better word. So far
my attemps with xorgcfg and xorgconfig work with
startx only. And the display is off-center (leftward).
> > So, without highjacking this thread _too_ much, can anybody
> > give me the cmds to get back to XFree-4 on my 5.3 install?
> You really don't want to do that except you're absolutely desparate (and the
> above problem doesn't fit that category). Using XFree86 on 5.3 will make your
> system incompatible with binary packages for 5.3 and for 5-STABLE.
If it's just binary _packages_, no problem since I build
everything from src. Is XFree86 going to be completely
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