Thanks to all the hard work by the fglrx packaging team, DRI, MESA, Xorg, Radeon,... etc people!
I've been using fglrx with my laptop since I've had it:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400
And to the people behind the Debian packaging..
* xserver-xorg-video-radeon from testing.
* libdrm-intel1 and libdrm2 from unstable
* libgl1-mesa-dri and libgl1-mesa-glx from experimental
vader:~# apt-get --purge remove fglrx-driver fglrx-kernel-src fglrx-kernel-2.6.26-1-686 fglrx-sourceReading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 to remove and 17 not upgraded.
After this operation, 38.8MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
I probably lost the ability to suspend and resume but I don't usually do it with that laptop.
Now let's hope my lapop at work will be adapted easily too :)
UPDATE: Seems you lose OpenGL 2.0 if you use the free driver. If you are doing OpenGL stuff like me then you are in trouble ;-|
Long time since I posted anything here. I just have nothing to say. Nothing is happening in general and all days are almost the same!
* Went to Egypt on vacation and came back.
Really, I f****** hate reCAPTCHA. I decided to input "foo" instead of the hard to read word (Which is the scanned part probably).
This is an example of a clueless and non-informative blog entry. Please feel free to skip it.
Years ago when we were young at school, teachers used to ask as:
* Did you forget to eat ?
قرات عند بنت مصرية.
احب ان ادلي بدلوي في الموضوع لاني قد مررت بهذه المرحلة
This post has a bit of my history and emotions. It can be skipped!
The summary is: Katoob has a new maintainer.
انا باحبك يا مصطفى
لا و انا اللي لسه عامل معاه حركة ندالة من يومين!! بجد اودي وشي فين:-(
طب ماحدش عايز يبعتلي عايزه اتجوز بمناسبة اني عايز اتجوز برضو ؟ :-)
Thanks to those 2 comments. Although placing Xft.dpi: 96 in my ~/.Xdefaults did not help, but I managed to do it through the appearance control center applet. I had to purge the gtk-qt theme engine because it was freezing the dialog and setting it via gconf-editor didn't work as expected.
I had to fight with my fonts this morning but here's my configuration. Maybe it'll be useful to anyone:
DejaVu sans book 12
greyscale smoothing, subpixel slight RGB.
I'm not yet satisfied but it's more usable now.
Thanks Phaeronix for the help too.
I have 2 laptops. My personal one at home and my work one at the office. Both are running testing. A month or two ago, I did a dist-upgrade on the home one. Later on I rebooted (DUH!) it for a reason I can't remember just to end up with very tiny fonts under GNOME. It took me some time to tweak them back again and play with the GNOME anti-aliasing dialog. Now if you know me well, you know that the last thing someone should do to me is to touch my font settings. I have a very sensitive eye (Because I have a very low vision) and I hardly tweak the fonts. All went somehow fine after that. Problem is I wasn't sure whether it was fglrx or GNOME who's responsible for that.