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Re: building from source for dummies?

Tom Horsley wrote:
> I figure the first step is just getting the source rpm built so I can
> verify I can build a radeon module that is equally broken as the one
> that comes with FC6 (broken for my monitor, that is).
> If I can get that build to work, I'm sure I'll be able to apply some of the
> patches mentioned in the bugzillas and rebuild to see if I can get it working
> better, but mostly I know nothing about unpacking and building source
> rpms (especially of kernel modules like video drivers).
> Here's my xorg bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8790
> (with pointers to a probably related bug that has various patches).

For what it's worth, I was having problems with my monitor. It *is*
perfectly capable of 1600 x 1200 x 75 Hz, but FC6 was refusing to offer
that as an option. 

I found that the option
        Option      "noddc" "1"
in xorg.conf told FC6 to use the modes *I* specify.

Hope this helps,


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