Current default for X servers as shipped in various distributions is to not enable the traditional Ctrl-Alt-Backspace key combination to kill the X server. If you would like to re-enable this feature, you may do so in your desktop's Keyboard Preferences application. You may also enable it for the current session using the command
"setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp".
This morning, hardworking Debian developers pushed the remaining pieces of the brand new X.Org 7.3 to Debian sid (unstable) distribution. And it must be said, a well done job!
ii x11-apps 7.3+1 X applications
ii x11-common 1:7.3+2 X Window System (X.Org)
ii x11-session-utils 7.3+1 X session utilities
ii x11-utils 7.3+1 X11 utilities
ii x11-xfs-utils 7.3+1 X font server utilities
ii x11-xkb-utils 7.3+1 X11 XKB utilities
ii x11-xserver-utils 7.3+1 X server utilities
ii xbase-clients 1:7.3+2 miscellaneous X clients - metapackage
ii xorg 1:7.3+2 X.Org X Window System
ii xorg-dev 1:7.3+2 the X.Org X Window System development
ii xserver-xorg 1:7.3+2 the X.Org X server
ii xutils 1:7.3+2 X Window System utility programs
Referencing the post Nvidia Linux driver 100.14.11 and Linux kernel 2.6.23. Here I have attached the patches for the older versions of Nvidia drivers. The procedure to follow is the same as described in the above document.
Well, they're not working together. Unless you're not willing to tweak it a little bit. So, out of the box, you won't be able to test brand new Linux CFS scheduler, merged in the 2.6.23-rc1 release, if you drive your Nvidia card with the proprietary driver. I guess that's what we get for running binary drivers.
This one has bothered me for a long time. The solution is, of course, simple. But, I still don't understand why was it necessary to force users to search so hard for this piece of information, where all the older X server releases worked OK out of the box?
If you find that after upgrading to X.Org 7.3 your display becomes very slow, and you own ATI Radeon, all you need to do is to put this line in the Device section of your
If you're a heavy user of the Linux VGA console, you'll like this feature. Recent 2.6 kernels have added support for soft scrollback. This feature enables you to have much bigger scrollback buffer than the standard console has, at the price of slightly slower console output.
The scrollback buffer of the standard VGA console is located in VGA RAM. This RAM is fixed in size and is very small. To make the scrollback buffer larger, it must be placed instead in System RAM. We call this soft scrollback.
The feature and the size of the buffer are enabled/configured through kernel config options, during kernel compilation. Beside consuming kernel memory, enabling this feature will slow down the console by approximately 20%.