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    xfree86 4.3.0 released

    http://www.xfree86.org/#43release

    suppports more cards, including ati and nvidia, some font stuff...

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    Re:xfree86 4.3.0 released

    Thanks, pb. I've got a friend who has an sis 315-based graphics card and now it seems that 4.3 supports it (accelerated at that). Now I can finally get him to try Linux out (he loves my set up but the dang graphics card was killing his desire to try Linux out). These are good days!

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    Re:xfree86 4.3.0 released

    Also new is the long awaited possibility to resize the root window at run-time. And some eye-candy: Support for alpha-blended and animated cursors.

    Sounds pretty good. Still I'm gonna wait till the package seeps through to debian testing. I'm happy with my setup as it is.

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    The alpha-blended cursors are HOT.

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    Re:xfree86 4.3.0 released

    [quote author=Tyr_7BE link=board=6;threadid=6478;start=0#61132 date=1046619151]
    The alpha-blended cursors are HOT.
    [/quote]

    I protest, they are UGLY, and highly annoying to work with... I would like to turn them off if I could.

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    [quote author=Lovechild link=board=6;threadid=6478;start=0#61142 date=1046628987]
    I would like to turn them off if I could.
    [/quote]

    you can't? I sense a disturbance in the force...

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    Re:xfree86 4.3.0 released

    [quote author=BigFatJoe link=board=6;threadid=6478;start=0#61143 date=1046630836]
    [quote author=Lovechild link=board=6;threadid=6478;start=0#61142 date=1046628987]
    I would like to turn them off if I could.
    [/quote]

    you can't? I sense a disturbance in the force...
    [/quote]

    As I understand, you have to replace the iconset, this feature SHOULD not be enabled per default - alpha blending is UGLY in most places, and very hard on the idea at times (plus user-non-friendly implementations are all I've seen - execpt on panels)

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    Re:xfree86 4.3.0 released

    coming up on a week of use here no troubles but there have been some issues with gnome 2.2 and related packages (gtk, pango, etc).

    but i don't use those. i noticed though the things are just a bit crisper looking now. i don't play with fonts or eye candy so i dunno what that crud is like. pretty well the same as 4.2.1 to me.

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    Re:xfree86 4.3.0 released

    [quote author=sarah31 link=board=6;threadid=6478;start=0#61338 date=1046881339]
    but i don't use those. i noticed though the things are just a bit crisper looking now. i don't play with fonts or eye candy so i dunno what that crud is like. pretty well the same as 4.2.1 to me.
    [/quote]

    That would be the new freetype which is included with this release... sadly it's only 2.1.1 and not the newer (and better) 2.1.3 release.

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    Re:xfree86 4.3.0 released

    [quote author=Lovechild link=board=6;threadid=6478;start=0#61142 date=1046628987]
    I protest, they are UGLY, and highly annoying to work with... I would like to turn them off if I could.
    [/quote]

    You can. You'll have to hunt around for how to do it (probably an XF86Config flag or something), but I did it accidentally when I upgraded from 4.2.99-4 to 4.3.0. Now I have the standard black arrow . I'm gonna look around to see how I can turn the alpha blending back on, because while it may not honk your horn, it definitely does honk mine

    And yes, the fonts look amazing in the new release.

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