woody.gilk at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 01:23:53 UTC 2004
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 20:22:32 -0400, Dennis Veatch <dveatch at woh.rr.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 30 September 2004 04:59 pm, Nick Hudson wrote:
> > Hmm ok, well what video card driver do you use?? The problem with a
> > empty host.def file is that none of the card drivers get built except
> > for vesa and another I cant think of right now. Also a minimal amount
> > of fonts are built, well to my understanding they are. I will try that
> > out tonight I hope. I dont have to work tonight and maybe I can have
> > some time to sit down and actually work on some things.
> > Nick
> The way it worked for me was a Woody suggested. "echo
> > /etc/lunarlocal/host.def", lin XOrg-test and say no to reconfigure
> host.def. It appears to have compiled the needed video drivers, as I ran
> "xorgconfig", answered the questions and choose "radeon". For some reason it
> did not like my old xorg.conf file, dunno why. Anyway that worked. Adding the
> DRI section to xorg.conf even worked though I get about half the rate now,
> around 1200.
> Haven't tried the eye candy yet. Dunno how to enable it.
quick eye candy how-to:
first you will need the modules xcompmgr and transset from the moonbase.
next add these lines at the end of your xorg.conf:
Option "Composite" "Enable"
Option "RENDER" "Enable"
then start xcompmgr like so:
xcompmgr -cf &
^^^ this will allow access to the composite extension and enable the
offscreen rendering of the desktop and show fuzzy shadows under
windows. (for sharp shadows use "s" instead of "c"
to use transset, open a console and type "transset" followed by a
decimal. (1 = 100% opacity, .5 = 50% opacity, 0 = transparent, etc.)
this will change your x cursor, so click on the window you want to
make transparent. bam! you've just gotten all the pretty eye candy you
it's still much too buggy for daily use, but it makes pretty screenshots. ;-)
-woody (aka shadowhand)
> > Woody Gilk wrote:
> > >i just opened ./etc/lunar/local/host.def and cleared the whole thing,
> > >then did "lin -cr XOrg-test" and choose no to "reconfigure host.def".
> > >it worked beautifully... here's a screenshot of it:
> > >http://www.wgilk.com/linux/screenshots/lunar_linux_093004.png
> > >
> > >i got the tip from crypticreign in IRC. there are at least 3 of use
> > >loonies (sorry, that was a bad pun :P ) using XOrg-test sucessfully.
> > >
> > >the eye candy is pretty buggy. it's stable, but slow and buggy.
> > >without using the eye candy, R6.8 is fast, stable, and feels more
> > >responsive.
> > >
> > >-woody
> > >
> > >On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 08:30:46 -0500, Nick Hudson <nhudson at lunar-linux.org>
> > >>So you removed your /etc/lunar/local/host.def file and then recompiled
> > >>XOrg-test module without changing anything in the default host.def it
> > >>generates??
> > >>
> > >>Nick
> > >>
> > >>Woody Gilk wrote:
> > >>>i'm not sure if this has been publicly annouced, but XOrg-test appears
> > >>>to compile fine you completely clear your host.def and then built it
> > >>>without reconfiguring host.def.
> > >>>
> > >>>i'm running it right now this way.
> > >>>
> > >>>woody
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