x.org is Hacker Trash

Michel Dänzer michel at tungstengraphics.com
Fri Mar 30 01:49:52 PDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-03-30 at 10:32 +0200, Attila Kinali wrote:
> Well, a few months ago (IIRC last November or so) i tried to figure
> out a bug the MGA driver. As a good OSS fellow i tried what i always
> preach myself: use the upstream development repo. So then, it didn't
> look like something i could just download, unpack,
> ./configure && make && make install. Well, no harm done, there is
> a wiki with an HOWTO and some related docu. Unfortunately it
> didn't work for me. I don't remember anymore why it didn't work,
> but it was something that i couldn't solve within 3h of work.
> And mind you, i'm not new to OSS development and can handle
> the related tools and fix code if necessary. 
> In the end i downloaded the source packages from debian and
> recompiled those with their build script. Worked like a charm.

Out of curiosity, what prevented you from installing xserver-xorg-dev
and building an xf86-video-mga tarball or git checkout against that?

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |          http://tungstengraphics.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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