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  • gordboy
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    Porter, I was actually objecting to Tormod's catalog of lies relating to his attempt to package the drivers etc. He made some fundamental mistakes in packaging and then tried to deny and obfuscate his way out of his self-inflicted predicament.

    The drivers themselves actually work fine, but the packaging was, well ..... shoddy.

    Interesting that you should choose to comment on a thread that is well past its Sell By date. And very interesting that you should choose to go on the attack. But if it satisfies your ego-fuelled desires, by all means continue ...

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  • Porter
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    Originally posted by tormod View Post
    Anyway, doing on-the-edge testing with a year old distribution does not make sense, so this thread should die anyway. Maybe somebody can unstickify it?
    Excellent suggestion.

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  • tormod
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    Please don't ruin this thread with personal attacks.

    Anyway, doing on-the-edge testing with a year old distribution does not make sense, so this thread should die anyway. Maybe somebody can unstickify it?

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  • Porter
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    Obviously in his ego-fueled rage, gordboy failed to see the warning on the Xorg-edgers page, which clearly states:
    the "xorg-edgers" repository might have all kind of updated libraries and stuff, and drivers built here might not work other places.
    I'm not sure how or why anyone would assume that the edgers packages are in any way recommended for use for anything other than graphics hardware and/or driver testing and development. It blows my mind that this guy would take issue with a small packaging difference in a set of packages that is specifically indicated as a "dirty" testing area. Pathetic display of ego, actually.

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  • kaimerra
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    UbuntuStudio Hardy w/ Radeon Mobility x1600(M56P) : Success!

    So I went the the guide for installing the RadeonHD driver and have had success. GLXGears runs around 1500fps. My 2d windows and such are snappy. I also just watched some video that was smooth.
    I listed to some music with a 3d visualization that slowed my mouse response quite a bit. Also, one of the times I ran GLXGears and moved its window my computer froze hard, I had to hard reset it, but it hasn't happened since. My Xorg log still says something about my chipset not being identified, but glxinfo seems happy and I have DRI. My xorg.log is here for reference. Let me know if you would like me to test anything. FYI: I am running UbuntuStudio so its a Real Time kernel, EXA accel and DRI enabled.

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  • gordboy
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    Dearest Emmanuel

    Emmanuel

    Stay out of what doesn't concern you. People are perfectly entitled to DEMAND explanations for the crass idiocy that characterizes Tormod's amateur hour attempts at packaging. I have explained exactly what the problem is.

    On the subject of kindness - exactly how kind would it be to let a catastrophic, howling foul-up bring the whole development process and Linux itself into disrepute by breaking peoples' systems ? When systems are broken by stupidity verging on the reckless, then it is incumbent on grown-up sensible people to point that out.

    I feel very strongly about this, and Tormod's unwillingness to address the issues raised, and indeed suggest that there is no problem other than other peoples' inadequacies, is exasperating.

    Yes - I've used immoderate language. No - I don't regret it for a second.

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  • tormod
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    Nice! Just want to point out that all the Xorg driver packages in my own PPA (tormodvolden) have no dependencies. Each of them can be installed in a standard install like "drop-in replacements".

    If I had dropped a new xserver in there, any new driver would be built against this xserver and would in principle depend on this xserver to be installed as well. In practice it will depend on how many changes are introduced in the new xserver. For example, the updated intrepid xserver in xorg-edgers only has a few changes (no ABI changes AFAIK) so the drivers in tormodvolden (built against the standard xserver) should work well with it.

    The same relation applies between mesa and the xserver: An xserver built against a new mesa would depend on this mesa, if the changes are important enough.

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  • oibaf
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    Originally posted by mityukov View Post
    I think it makes a sense now to update the very first post.

    Since Intrepid has xf86-video-ati of v6.9.x, and there is already v6.10.0 ready ;-)
    Well, if you are interested you can find them in my PPA.:
    https://launchpad.net/~fabio-pedretti/+archive

    This is mainly for personal use (well to be honest I also wrote the first post of this thread for my use, and then published it here later if someone was interested).

    Note that all packages from here comes from tormodvolden and xorg-edgers PPAs. I copied them in a separate PPA, so that:
    • I don't need to install other packages in the original PPA, but only radeon related packages
    • I have not copied the updated libdrm which introduces new binary packages (which may break upgrades)
    • all the packages are in one PPA - simpler to use
    • I can leave this PPA always enabled
    Last edited by oibaf; 01-09-2009, 10:47 AM.

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  • mityukov
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    I think it makes a sense now to update the very first post.

    Since Intrepid has xf86-video-ati of v6.9.x, and there is already v6.10.0 ready ;-)

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  • emms
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    Originally posted by gordboy View Post
    Tormod

    You are in error. I did not "ramdomly" do anything. I updated ALL the packages, and it broke one of my systems, exactly as I described. And while we are on the subject of packages and repos, can I ask where your signing key is ?

    A file cannot exist in 2 packages at once. And so in this case, if you already have one of the offending packages installed, then the update is bound to fail, short of forcing options. A standard way around this is to use what are known as diversions. I would recommend any decent tutorial on debian package management.

    The fact of the matter is that you have failed, both in providing sane packages, and in admitting your error. Instead of trying to correct your mistakes, you have tried to blame others. And it follows that you are an obnoxious, talentless repackager of other peoples' work.

    A FUCKING DOLT.

    I hope that is clear enough for you.
    Cut the trial style claim, it's really annoying. "Please provide apologizes", "I say you're a moron and what you do sucks, but nevertheless, where is the signing key?" --- seriously LOL
    As people usually say, if you're not happy with what is provided, compile it by yourself! I don't know who's right or wrong but your unfriendly and over-serious bitching is ridiculous. Now you're even being insulting. I'm pretty sure you still have some kind of kindness hidden somewhere!

    How about a simple and pragmatical copy&past of the actual problem? I bet it'll probably help making your point... much more than your lame bitching.

    Emmanuel

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