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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 02:33:27
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx by Nikos Chantziaras
1 On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 6:51 PM, Nikos Chantziaras<realnc@×××××.de> wrote:
2 > On 06/25/2009 04:27 AM, Mark Knecht wrote:
3 >>>
4 >>> I thought emerge xf86-video-ati, then swapping Driver "flgrx" to Driver
5 >>> "radeon" in xorg.conf was all that is required??
6 >>
7 >> No, I need a new kernel also. The kernel on this machine is 2 years
8 >> old. Also, I have about a dozen packages masked so I've unmasked those
9 >> and will need to get the whole machine up to date.
10 >>
11 >> None the less I'm happy to do it if there's any chance it will work.
12 >
13 > If it works, better make sure you keep the system up to date.  Gentoo will
14 > bark and bite you at some point if you don't; I'm sure you figured that out
15 > by now :P
16 >
18 Except for being forced into all these old kernel and video packages
19 the machine has been kept up to date. Now it will be completely up to
20 date. :-)
22 The new kernel booted the first time and except for me forgetting to
23 enable the correct NIC things looked good. I added the 3c590 and now
24 can get to it over ssh. emerge -DuN @world will take a few hours as
25 there are a number of packages to update.
27 Tomorrow I will delve into the newer Open Source ATI driver and see
28 how things go. Wish me luck.
30 cheers,
31 Mark