UPDATING entry for X.org changes
mad at madpilot.net
Fri May 7 16:00:34 UTC 2010
On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 08:55:26AM -0700, Freddie Cash wrote:
> On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 6:44 AM, Guido Falsi <mad at madpilot.net> wrote:
> > On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 02:20:55PM +0200, Ren Ladan wrote:
> > > 2010/5/7 Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com>:
> > > >
> > > > Is there one? I've been checking daily, and ... nothing.
> > > > (Various sited, including just now "cvsup.freebsd.org:.)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > No, there is indeed none for now.
> > >
> > > If you use portmaster you can just run 'portmaster -af' or follow the
> > > instructions near the end of its manual page (before Doug Barton
> > > goes correcting me ;) )
> > Why are you using "-af" forcing eqach and every port to be updated? I've
> > just done it with "portmaster -a" and weverything just works(I was
> > surprised too).
> > Am I missing some important point which will look obvious tyo everyone
> > reading this email? :)
> > What would have been nice is a note that the default background for the
> bare X server was changed from the nice grey/black checkerboard to solid
> The portmaster update of X completed successfully. Starting X by itself (X
> -config /etc/X11/xorg.conf) gave a black screen, like it had crashed. Tried
> "X -configure" and "X -config ./xorg.conf.new". Same thing. Tried a couple
> of different xorg.conf files, tried without a config file. All gave black
> screens, similar to a crash of the X server or a driver bug.
> Deleted every port on the system and did a clean install of just xorg. Same
> thing, black screen. On a whim, I tried "xinit /usr/local/bin/xterm" ...
> ... ... and saw a black screen with a tiny xterm in the corner. Great ...
> so things were working from the get go.
> So, after 2 days of compiling, I have a barebone KDE4 desktop running on
> Xorg 7.5, with at least another 2 days of compiling before things are back
> to where they were originally. :(
> At least that should be noted in UPDATING.
That bit me a while ago too. This isn't new to Xorg 7.5. 7.4 did that
Anyway this is Xorg's fault, FreeBSD ports just usually follow upstream
Guido Falsi <mad at madpilot.net>
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