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From: Mike A. Harris (mharrisredhat.com)
Date: Sun Jul 20 2003 - 04:47:38 CDT
On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, Arkadiy Chapkis - Arc wrote:
>>> So I did
>>> that yesterday, and it doesn't seem to be any faster in re-drawing
>>> stuff in XFree.
>>Interesting; what did you try and what was the configuration (resolution
>>and depth, at least). And what kernel were you running?
> Pretty much I didn't try anything, as soon as I booted the machine, kudzu
>found that the old Matrox was removed and a new Radeon was installed, then it
>ran Xconfigurator, from where I chose 1600x1200 at 24 bit (and 16 bit as well).
>After that I had same desktop as it was with Matrox (size, speed, colors).
>>> Then I thought I'd better upgrade XFree86 from 4.1
>>> (RH updates) to 4.3 (RawHide found on rpmfind.net). However in a
>>> process of doing so it seems I need to update glibc as well. The
>>> RawHide once cause some of the commands (rpm is one of them) to
>>You may need to rebuild 4.3 from the source RPM, and even then, may
>>have to modify the build procedure to work with the RH 7.2 toolchain
>>rather than what is in RawHide.
> Should I also re-build glibc from SRPMs (or the source)? Would that be better
>to get the XFree 4.3 source instead and compiled it from there (I also remember
>there were some patches for it)?
Not unless you fancy porting our glibc to Alpha. ;o) However if
you are interested in doing so, it would be great.
>>In some ways, it is worth it, but there are some rough edges under 4.3
>>that aren't there in 4.1 from RH 7.2 Alpha. These can be seen in such
>>apps as tuxracer, and some of the screensaver apps (sproingies for
> I think I can live with that, as long as there will be some performance
>improvement over the old Matrox.
The Matrox driver has not changed much since 4.1.0 at all. You
wont see much improvement in performance as the driver isn't
Mike A. Harris ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat
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