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Cyril Brulebois: Debian XSF News #12

Posted: May 7, 2012 / in: Linux / No comments

Time for a DXN#11 follow-up.

  1. The recent

    1
    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
    1
    rc4

    upload solved a lot
    of issues, but the

    1
    1.6.0

    release (just uploaded) should fix some
    more. Enjoy!

  2. I’ve also uploaded a new

    1
    xorg-server

    , merging from upstream

    1
    server-1.12-branch

    to get many XI2.2 bug fixes, along with an
    infinite loop bug fix (also seen with

    1
    synaptics

    ).

  3. Many drivers can no longer work on

    1
    ia64

    due to the recent changes,
    so we requested they be removed,
    which happened promptly!

  4. All XSF-maintained packages build happily against X server 1.12,
    meaning users can get back to running

    1
    apt-get dist-upgrade

    blindly without having to
    fear the consequences.
    Pro tip: when you see something like

    1
    xserver-xorg

    go away
    during a

    1
    dist-upgrade

    , think twice before confirming!

  5. 1
    xf86-input-mtrack

    was recently
    fixed;

    1
    xf86-video-glamo

    and

    1
    xf86-video-msm

    fail to build
    (#671028,
    #671806), so they stay
    uninstallable for now. Thankfully nothing appears to depend on
    them, so they can be temporarily removed from

    1
    testing

    if needs
    be.

  6. In the meanwhile,
    xserver-xorg-video-intel 2.19
    was released. It will probably land into

    1
    experimental

    first,
    until the new server and its drivers make it into

    1
    testing

    .

  7. Andreas Beckmann asked me to mention the status of the binary
    drivers, so here is my take about them:

    1
    fglrx

    still
    doesn’t support X server 1.12 (LOL!). The
    other, big fat blobby driver is installable, and supposed to work.

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