The topic isn’t something new – to equip a computer with two graphic cards to make it save power. The idea bases on the fact that you don’t need high end graphical performance for your daily work and so a less powerful card is implemented aside of a big one to let the system decide on your needs. […]
After the first installation steps were done, it was time to get Xorg running, which reminds us of one of the oddities of this notebook. Remember, we have to VGA cards here. But it would be too simple if things are working out of the box. The ATI binary drivers forced me to rebuild the kernel a couple […]
After the big download, I kick-started the installer and I couldn’t believe my eyes: That service pack wants to have 1475 MB free space while installation – true, that number sounds scary, but it wasn’t better with the second service pack. Since the machine boots again, I am looking through application changes – in other words, what does […]
I got a real bad opinion about ATI today. Reason is the drivers update as my support for my old Radeon mobility got dropped. OpenGL is only possible with the ATI Proprietary Linux Driver and regarding the ABI Change in Xorg we’re pretty lost… ATI – the best advertisment for nvidia cards.
Ein Update der Treiberschnittstelle von Xorg setzte aufgrund einiger Änderungen in der ABI mein X11 ausser Gefecht. Also mal kurz in den Gentoo-Foren nachgeschaut was da zu Bruch ging. Die Lösung war denkbar einfach – ich musste meine package.mask um folgende Einträge erweitern: >x11-base/xorg-server-1.0.99 >=x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev-1.1.2-r1 <=x11-base/xorg-x11-6.9.0-r1 <=virtual/xft-6.8 =x11-base/xorg-x11-7.1 Das sich daraufhin bietende Problem liess sich durch einfaches Nachdenken […]