batting .500 on xfree86-4.0 install
Cronin B. Vining
Fri Oct 6 06:44:00 GMT 2000
Suhaib and the list,
My deep apologies about the "new dll". It never happened. Besides, there
was only dll and it entirely fix the problem anyway.
I'm not a developer, but I've done enough coding to have some appreciation
of the difficulties facing you and your team. I'm new to Cygwin and I'm
not compiling anything (yet). As an end-user I've felt my best
contribution was to test as best I can and report the results. I'm happy
to do that.
Someone (I'd name him again, but I'm not sure he wants the 'credit' now!)
was kind enough to do a special compile addressing my (perhaps peculiar)
failure. It seemed only polite to actually test the thing, and report
I can certainly appreciate the confusion resulting from many "custom"
versions floating around. OTOH, surely everyone benefits from widespread
and diverse testing. In any case, I respect your experience with such
things and I'll follow your advice as best I can.
BTW, I just tried your suggestion about using the xwin.exe from
XWin-Win9x-Me.tar.bz2. No go. As far as i can tell this xwin.exe
behaves exactly the same (for me) as the one from xfree86-4.0-DLLs.tar.bz2.
And I mean exactly: both versions work fine on one NT box I have, and both
fail with the same error messages on my other NT box.
I'm going to look around for newer/alternate video drivers for my STB
ViRGE/VX adapter. The NT SP6 didn't update that driver, so I'm still using
the one that came with my machine.
Thx again for your help.
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Cronin
>[ mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Suhaib
>Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 5:59 AM
>To: Cronin B. Vining; firstname.lastname@example.org
>Cc: 'Yadin Goldschmidt'
>Subject: RE: batting .500 on xfree86-4.0 install
>> So, the new dll did eliminate the "back" error, but not the
>> error. Somehow I think the "back" error is a red herring.
>Maybe I just
>> have a weird video card/driver here.
>WHAT NEW DLLS? PLEASE DO NOT HAVE CUSTOM VERSIONS OF FIXED/MODIFIED
>AND DLLS FLOATING AROUND. YOU WILL MAKE MY LIFE HECK OF
>TROUBLE. I WOULD
>NOT KNOW WHAT CHANGED YOU MADE, WERE THOSE CHANGES WHICH
>SHOULD HAVE BEEN
>INCORPORATED INTO OFFICIAL RELEASES.
>> Thx for your support.
>> ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Cronin
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: email@example.com
>> >[ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
>> >Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 10:40 PM
>> >To: email@example.com
>> >Subject: RE: batting .500 on xfree86-4.0 install
>> >I'm sending Cronin a test dll that does not allocate a back
>> >buffer for the
>> >screen, because, as far as I can tell, the back buffer is
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