Reverting xorg-server

We are going to revert to xorg-server-1.10.4
After some discussion we decided that we are not going to ship latest and greatest xorg-server due some issues:

- FGLRX broken with Xvideo (VLC/mplayer/etc can crash X)
- Legacy NVIDIA drivers do NOT work with latest xorg-server
- No noticeable new features in latest xorg-server.

It almost never happens we decide such a thing after sending out packages to main repository. The package “downgrades” will follow soon.

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  1. #1 by frodoXL on February 2, 2012 - 1:12 pm

    What about wayland?

    • #2 by joostruis on February 2, 2012 - 2:25 pm

      Yeah what about it?

    • #3 by stupot on February 2, 2012 - 3:43 pm

      Wayland isn’t ready yet. It is looking promising and has a good plan for taking over (i.e. it doesn’t have to be a complete X server replacement, rather can run along/ontop of an X server), but it isn’t ready for any distro to use it over xorg yet.

  2. #4 by Tert on February 7, 2012 - 11:38 pm

    That bug – play video and crash into login form isnnt funny. When i need work with video (kdenlive) – i go fixing system :)

  3. #5 by DaveMurray on February 9, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    hm, i have nvidia 430 gt (which i think is not “legacy”), and with the new release of sabayon 8, i have problems in xorg server. The boot procedure is just fine, but when xorg tried to launch, he cant, with error like:: NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed!

    I can use only vesa xorg module for successful pass this stage…

    With Sabayon 7 this error is not there…

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