On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 01:50:28PM -0600, Chris wrote:
> If you are currently running 4.0.1, I would seriously recommend skipping
> this
> minor revision.  I have run into a multitude of problems with it, and am now
> back right where I started.
> One, is the lack of DRM support for the matrox cards anymore.  The kernel
> module has a version number in it, which is less than that required by the
> DRM system.  
At the moment I'm using XFree86-4.0.2_5 with Matrox G400 and DRM, on 4.2-STABLE.
I could get the correct DRM module version compiled thanks to a bunch of patches
that someone has sent me. Occasionally things lock up and I need to restart 
remotely (killing -9 the offending process does not help). This happens only
when using drm. 

> It won't insert the module until you update this--so it appears
> that no one is actually using it.

FYI, http://wop21.wop.wtb.tue.nl/freebsd/hwaccel.html describes how to install 
drm/G400 with XFree86-4.0.1. I'm getting a few hits a day, so I suppose there 
is some interest, although the patches are getting only 20 % of the number of 
hits on the guidelines, which might be more indicative for the people actually 

> Another, is that there seem to be delays in the event stream, making
> interactive performance terrible.  One example: When I go to move a window,
> I
> start dragging it, moving the outline as I go.  Then I unclick, yet the
> frame
> is still visible.  I actually have to move the mouse more to get the window
> move to take effect.  There are other cases, where it appears to lose events
> all together--like clicking on windows to raise them, or with menus.
Hmm, I don't have such troubles. Only minor problem I have, besides above
mentioned drm related things, is that VMware doesn't correctly use Full Screen 


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