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Re: building from source for dummies?

James Wilkinson wrote:
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.

That usually means that autoconfiguration information returned by the hardware is wrong. You can file a bug report with the xorg log against the particular xorg driver in http://bugzilla.redhat.com. We can manually workaround this by default.


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