Hi! I'd like to ask if there is a way to use XFree86 instead of Xorg on FreeBSD 7 to provide basic X functionalities. A big problem I see are the dependencies of X applications.
The reason why I ask: I've been using FreeBSD 5 and XFree86 4 for many years happily, my ATI Radeon 9000 RV250 had excellent driver support, 3D no problems. Since I was forced to upgrade to FreeBSD 7 due to a massive data loss, I have problems with Xorg 7. When X is started, it takes several seconds for the display to initialize - such an amount of time that the monitor switches off (no signal). Furthermore, X creates system load 1.00 -- 1.50%, this hasn't been the case with XFree86. Xorg uses the driver "ati", the "radeon" module has been compiled into the kernel. Of course I know that I'm using ancient hardware that I cannot expect to run well with modern implementations of X, so I'd like to know if there's a way to use older X stuff on FreeBSD 7. (Sadly, the long startup of X wastes any speed improvement the FreeBSD 7 startup offered.) Furthermore, I'm having a problem with many of the applications that have switched from Gtk to Gtk 2 (sylpheed, xchat, gimp) running too slow (graphical effect delay, redrawing). My window manager is Windowmaker, I don't do anything special. Hardware: Intel Pentium 4, 2.0 GHz, Intel Board, 768 MB SDR-SDRAM drm0: <ATI Radeon If RV250 9000> on vgapci0 ATI Technologies Inc RV250 Radeon 9000/9000 Pro (AGP) System: FreeBSD/i386 7.0-STABLE #0: Sat Aug 23 23:42:41 CEST 2008 xorg-7.3_1 xorg-drivers-7.3 xorg-libraries-7.3_1 xorg-server-1.4_4,1 Or just tell me that it's impossible and I should shut off and go buy new stuff. :-) -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"