batting .500 on xfree86-4.0 install
Fri Oct 6 06:50:00 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
> those results.
Sorry I did not mean in a bad way... All contributions are welcome.
If i get patches and precompiled executable and dlls, I can make a
"test" directory of sources.redhat.com/cygwin/xfree, from where others
can download and test. Once tests are Ok, I would be gald to send
the final patches to XFree86.org. According to X Consortium Licenses,
patches author can insert his name before the patch, which is always
when patches are merged into official tree, this gives due acknowledgment to
> 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
> 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
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >[ 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
> >"Direct Draw"
> >> 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.
> >> ZU,
> >> ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Cronin
> >> <email@example.com>
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> >[ mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> >Harold Hunt
> >> >Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 10:40 PM
> >> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> >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
> >not needed.
> >> >
> >> >Harold
> >> >
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