Xorg 1.5.3 is going stable

Brace yourselves, Xorg 1.5.3 is going stable.

Arch Teams have the final package list and the upgrade guide is now online.

Now I guess I can sit back and watch how it all turns out. I hope things won’t be too bad on the driver front… Time will tell.

Thanks to all who tested the upgrade in the past few weeks, you guys really helped us out.

I think I’ll have a beer tonight to celebrate 🙂

Edit: Don’t report bugs in the comments of this blog, I will not look at them. Please file them in bugzilla.

Oh, and I was just too tired to have a beer… Sad…

10 thoughts on “Xorg 1.5.3 is going stable”

  1. In the Xorg 1.5 Upgrade Guide:
    “First, make sure you’ve built xorg-server with INPUT_DRIVER=”evdev” “
    Shouldn’t we read
    First, make sure you’ve built xorg-server with INPUT_DEVICES=”evdev”?

  2. IIn the Xorg 1.5 Upgrade Guide – 3. Configuring the graphics card

    You may need to reset the propriatary ati-drivers undocumented configuration file at “/etc/ati/amdpcsdb” by copying the default file at “/etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default” over it. The old data was crashing X or causing an oops depending upon what I tried to do in the xorg.conf file.

  3. I have upgraded about two weeks ago now and I am
    mostly OK except for a random problem at boot up
    where xdm doesn’t start properly.
    Loging as root on console and issuing
    /etc/init.d/xdm restart does the trick but I wish
    I knew why it happens. I suspect hald is not always
    up to speed in time for the xorg-server but I have no real
    way of proving it.

  4. It is really stable now? So why I can see it still marked as ~*? Thx for answer!

  5. @flasher,

    It is not yet stable, it just means that Arch Teams (those who will actually do the stabilization) now have the final package list and it’s up to them to actually add the stable keywords.

    Hopefully, that shouldn’t be too long now.

  6. although this is an upgrade guide it could be useful (I know it’s a bit obvious)to add for”With HAL (with xf86-input-evdev)”:
    make sure you have hal and dbus installed , added to your init and started, if not
    # emerge –ask dbus hal
    # rc-update add dbus default
    # rc-update add hald default
    #/etc/init.d/dbus start
    #/etc/init.d/hald start
    Add “user” to the plugdev group
    # gpasswd -a “user” plugdev

  7. Just synced, but I don’t see any xorg-server 1.5 stable…. any news?

  8. Please don’t prune xorg-server- and related packages from the main tree anytime soon 🙂

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