[PlanetCCRMA] rh 9

Steve Harris S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Apr 3 00:44:01 2003

On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 07:00:03 -0800, Ryan Gallagher wrote:
> RedHat 9 seems to work great... it's a nice upgrade from 8 and even a
> distinctive improvement over phoebe-3.  *MOST* planet packages work
> right out of the box (breaks any tcl/tk deps and many qt planet apps
> don't work), my advice is DON'T UPGRADE yet, unless you are comfortable
> going outside the planet to meet certain dependencies & find shrike
> apps (poor Nando gets an award for humoring my phoebe/shrike
> questions).

I found the upgrade a bit of a pain, it crapped out twice (mysql and
something pythony), but that could be because my system is heavily hacked.
I'm going to wait for Planet to be RH9 compatible before I upgrade at home,
so I dont know if those machines will be OK (there less crufty).

I did the upgrade to get Xrandr, which is fantastic. Now I just need to
hack a little toolbar dingus to flip between LCD and projector res.

nVidia have XFree 4.3 support in thier latest driver bundle, I haven't
tried to see if suspend to ram is working again.

- Steve