8-CURRENT buildworld on 6-STABLE host
njm at njm.f2s.com
Wed Jun 4 18:12:44 BST 2008
In message <E0516D753B8A06429C56F428C2E7F13F0283B57C at HATMSG031.TMOUSERSUK.AD.T-MOBILE.CO.UK>,
Alan Edmonds (Alan.Edmonds at t-mobile.net) wrote:
> I had pretty good luck with the 7.0 upgrade on my desktop.
I suspect upgrading the base system will be fine, but then there are all
the ports I use.
> Getting gnome2 upgraded was a complete nightmare. I ended up just
> reinstalling it from packages. Compling the latest firefox from the
> ports tree works, but the install hangs when it is installing chrome
> (something like that).
The upgrade to Xorg 7.3 was particularly painful here. It took me weeks
to get 7.3 to work (7.2 just worked out of the box) and then I could
only get 1024x768 rather than the 1600x1200 I was used to. I eventually
found a combination that worked and then a new version of the video
driver became available and I was back to square one. Since then I have
found that every third version of the video driver works and the two in
I realise the developers can't test every combination of video card,
interface and motherboard, but I still find myself screaming at the
dopey thing when it doesn't work following an upgrade! :-)
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