Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2007 23:11 UTC, submitted by Forsberg
X11, Window Managers X.org 7.3 was released earlier today, but because the X.org website was unreachable, we bring you this news a bit late. X.org 7.3 includes RandR 1.2, input hotplug (both enable hotplugging of devices), improvements in KDrive, DTrace support, and more.
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*buntu
by siki_miki on Fri 7th Sep 2007 07:52 UTC
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2006-01-17

Will Ubuntu still ship with 1.3 xserver? (7.3 comes with 1.4). I'm not sure that ATI and Nvidia binary blobs will be compatible, probably not. Though this IS official xorg release unlike 1.3.

xserver 1.4 for example breaks video driver ABI again, converting (some?) drivers to a new PCI access stuff.

Btw. they modularised everything, so packages can be released independently (there are interdependencies of course). Unfortunately it is a bit painful to download and build each package, though distribution packagers should handle it. Xorg release is a snapshot of certain versions of (most) packages.

Edited 2007-09-07 07:56

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RE: *buntu
by psychicist on Fri 7th Sep 2007 14:21 in reply to "*buntu"
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2007-01-27

xserver 1.4 for example breaks video driver ABI again, converting (some?) drivers to a new PCI access stuff.


Does this new PCI access stuff include support for multi-domain PCI?

I have a SPARC server running Slackware 12.0 but cannot use Xorg 7.2 because the Xserver can't initialise either the Tech Source GFX (Permedia 2) graphics adapter with the "glint" driver or a PC Radeon 9250 with the "ati" driver.

Edited 2007-09-07 14:28 UTC

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RE[2]: *buntu
by siki_miki on Fri 7th Sep 2007 15:29 in reply to "RE: *buntu"
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2006-01-17

Looks like a question for Xorg esperts (->xorg mailing list). I guess the answer depends if card(s) is programmable enough to turn off VGA stuff and able to handle remapped IO regions, but also I'm not sure if libpciaccess and kernel stuff is already capable of supporting two video devices at the same time.

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