I’m using debian testing (lenny) and after the latest update my xserver no longer display fonts. This is not totally true because I can still see the fonts on gdm, but after logging in, no fonts whatsoever. It turns out the i810 Xorg driver is messed up and I have to set NoAccel to true to avoid it.
Identifier "Intel Corporation 82Q963/Q965 Integrated Graphics Controller"
Option "NoAccel" "true"
# Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
BTW I can use compiz without NoAccel before if I delete the device id from the blacklist in compiz start up script.
I use debian testing (lenny), compiz unstable repo. You need compiz-gnome (or compiz-kde). You might need compiz-manager if you want to make compiz your default window manager.
Related settings in xorg.conf:
Identifier "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R200 QM [Radeon 9100]"
Option "EnablePageFlip" # may disable this.
Option "Composite" "Enable"
Ctrl-alt-backspace to restart X. Execute fusion-icon, switch to compiz. If it works, you may make it the default window manager:
- gconf-editor: /desktop/gnome/applications/window_manager/default , modify value to: /usr/bin/compiz-manager
- sudo vim /usr/bin/gnome-wm, near the end of the file, modify:
- Modify /usr/bin/compiz-manager, change COMPIZ_NAME from “compiz” to “compiz.real”
I wrote several posts about the Linux support on Toshiba Protege 2000. Actually I’m still using this elegant laptop to write this article now. It turns out Ubuntu has done quite a impressive work to support laptops. After I installed Debian to replace Ubuntu, the function keys stopped working because no ACPI events will be generated by key pressing. I traced acpid, hal and toshiba-acpi module in kernel space trying to solve this, and finally I found out Ubuntu patched toshiba-acpi in their kernel to support Toshiba specific hotkeys. So, right now I’m putting the patch into my Debian kernel source and re-building it. We will see if it works later.
The patch works. Now my debian system could support every hotkey on Protege 2000.