XFree86 3.3.5

Neil Jolly njolly at home.com
Fri Sep 24 13:35:01 EST 1999

Tom Rini wrote:

> I'd like to announce some test RPMS for of XFree86-3.3.5 that will work
> under LinuxPPC 1999, YDL CS 1.x, and MkLinux pre-R1.  These RPMS include
> the following:
> Anything that's been fixed in 3.3.5 over previous versions
> USB keymap problems (Backspace/delete)
> USB mouse stuff cleanup (mouseconfig sets BusMouse or IMPS/2)
> Cleaned up adb keymaps/keycodes/etc (Kostas Gewrgiou <gewrgiou at imbc.gr>)
> Updated Xautoconfig to take advantage of said fixes
> Updated Xconfigurator to take advantage of said fixes
> JDK fixes for XF68_FBDev
> Note, with the JDK fixes there is a 99% chance you will need to
> reconfigure X (old "Depth 32" is now 24, 16 is now 15 or 16, depending on
> weather it's really 15bit or 16bit.).  If you have any problems with this
> release, please make sure you reconfigured your /etc/X11/XF86Config file
> with one of the provided tools.  The old ones will not work properly.
> It's all available from ftp://devel.linuxppc.org/users/trini/XFree86-3.3.5
> For Xautoconfig, Xconfigurator and mouseconfig there are versions for
> uusbd (2.2.6) and normal USB stacks (2.2.10 from Paul M's site, 2.3.x,
> samba's kernel tree, etc).
> This fixes a good number of little bugs with USB (backspace in NS), and
> makes things a bit cleaner (you can configure USB for the new kernels),
> unless you're happy with your current setup, updating is sugjested, as
> there are many security fixes from or 3.3.4 to 3.3.5.
> ---
> Tom Rini (TR1265)
> http://gate.crashing.org/~trini/

I installed Xfree86-3.3.5, and the configuration tools, ran Xconfigurator,
and rebooted. After much messing with my rc.local script (my fault it turns
out)for a while I was able to get back to a command line, and test X. It
turns oput I can only startx in 8 bit color or I get either Failed with
signal 11 or no valid modes errors. I noticed In the announcment message that
the X server will no longer run in 32 bit, but I am trying 16 bit and 24 bit
as suggested, but with no success. Any suggestions would be greatly
apprecaited as 8 bit looks gross with WindowMaker.

Thanks all!

Neil Jolly
(with Yoda-like voice)
"Confrontation leads to anger...  Anger leads to fear...  Fear leads
to using Windows NT in mission-critical combat systems...  And this is
how the ancients fell...

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