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Lassar

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Aug 2017, 19:20    Post subject:  

Is it possible to use a older version of xorg server in xenialpup?

Or maybe to use older version of xorg server in woof-ce to create xenialpup?
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Aug 2017, 02:02    Post subject:  

Lassar wrote:
Is it possible to use a older version of xorg server in xenialpup?

Or maybe to use older version of xorg server in woof-ce to create xenialpup?

FYI....
The LxPupSc iso (32-bit!!) comes with an older xorg server (10.5 from memory) in a ydrv - it might work with xenialpup but not with xenialpup64....and xenialpup may need remaking with the current woof-ce to be able to use it (but this may not be necessary depending on the woof-ce used for xenialpup).

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Aug 2017, 14:43    Post subject: changing xorg version  

So it IS possible to change version of xorg?
What is needed for that?
I am more interested in moving to xorg 1.19 (from 1.18 ) because of better optimus support (possibly). But I always thought it is very hard to change xorg.

@peebee: I know your wonderful LxPupSc HAS xorg 1.19; I am planning to use it to try out optimus support.
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Aug 2017, 16:03    Post subject: Re: changing xorg version  

foxpup wrote:
So it IS possible to change version of xorg?
What is needed for that?.

xorgwizard has logic to recognise that an alternative xorg is available and to swap from the current to the alternative. The ydrv in the LxPupSc iso is configured correctly for this mechanism. (I've not looked recently but I think the alternative is put into /opt). The process is one way and permanent -i.e. you cannot go back if you decide it was a mistake so needs to be used with care!! So all you have to do is include the ydrv in your frugal install and then run xorgwizard from the console.

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Sep 2017, 17:42    Post subject:  

I just compiled the 64-bit Nvidia 340.102 driver for k.4.12.10. This set of patch files is very handy: https://github.com/minimyth2/script/nvidia/nvidia-340.102/files/.
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