Monday, April 13, 2009

Xorg 1.6 in [extra] on Archlinux

Tonight, as usual, I upgraded my box with the good yaourt and what an Easter Surprise I got?... Xorg 1.6 was in [extra] and in that very moment I no more needed to use testing packages to make my laptop work in all its grace!

Here you are the notice directly from Archlinux news:

Xorg-server 1.6.0 and its related drivers will make their move to extra.
This new release features input device properties, DRI2 and kernel
modesetting (KMS). Note that DRI2 and KMS are only implemented by the
Intel driver at this moment.
This release also comes with a new driver: xf86-video-intel-legacy. This
driver is an old intel driver version, patched to support recent
xorg-server versions. This driver should be used by people having
problems with the newer xf86-video-intel driver.
People still using xorg-server 1.4.2 are advised to upgrade and replace intel or i810 drivers with the legacy driver.