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A thousand things I never wanted to know about X

In the last few days, I have replaced the two 20 inch CRT monitors that I have hardly used the last years with two 20 inch TFT displays, and my company (finally) gave me a 19 inch TFT display to accompany my notebook display at work. Maybe I should take that as a hint that they want to see me in the office more frequently rather than in my home office which I generously use these days. At home, I built a "new" computer from mainly used parts to drive the two 20 inchers.

I have learned a lot about X in the last days, but spent too much time with it.

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In a fit of carelessness, I decided to pull one of my test notebooks to current unstable, including the Xfree 86 => migration. To my surprise, the migration was not only absolutely painless, but the new X server worked on the first try. This is a new experience with X11 for me.

Splendid work, Guys! Keep it up!

After the weekend (where I need my main notebook to be operational), I am going to try moving my main work vehicle to

The update of my main work notebook was as painless as expected after the test with the unimportant box. aptitude, clean up dependencies, and you're back in business. On the first starts (from the command line), fonts were broken (too large), but after rebooting and logging in from kdm, the fonts are ok again.

To my astonishment, xfree86-driver-synaptics works fine with as well.