Monday, 24 June 2013

Re: xserver 1.14 ready for testing in saucy

On 06/24/2013 03:08 PM, Maarten Lankhorst wrote:
> With the upload of a newer fglrx all bits are in place for a smooth transition to x1.14.
> Considering there are no version changes for mesa or any of the ddx drivers I don't expect
> any driver specific regression with the open source drivers.
>
> For now it requires the unity ppa, and the unity from the x-staging ppa:
>
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-unity/daily-build
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-x/x-staging
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
>
> All test results welcome, but unity specific bugs that don't disappear with x-staging
> purged with should be filed against unity.
>
> The binary drivers for the pandaboard don't work with the new abi and there
> will not be a new driver for them. If you really want to upgrade install
> xserver-xorg-core-omap-revert from the ppa. It is only provided to have
> a xserver for pandaboards that's compatible with the new pointer barriers,
> and it will very likely not receive any further updates.
>
> ~Maarten
>
>

I have installed it on Saucy on my Lenovo Thinpad Twist (Core i7
Ultrabook/Convertible with touch screen) and the touch left click still
gets stuck after some time, as described in

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=56578:
race condition with active/passive grabs when opening menus with
touch

https://launchpad.net/bugs/1068994:
button1 gets stuck after a while

https://launchpad.net/bugs/1015183:
Inconsistent mouse events for Acer T231H multitouch monitor

On Raring with the x-staging stuff the touch left click keeps working
for me and does not get stcuk after some time.

I hope this gets fixed in Saucy (or is it already given up as X is
approaching EOL due to being replaced by MIR and Wayland?).

Till


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