XFree86 Interview

July 9th, 2002 by Alkini

Erick Feiling wrote in to point out that OSnews has interviewed David Dawes, XFree86 developer and Tungsten Graphics employee. The interview touches on funding for the ATi Radeon 8500 support, the mission of Tungsten Graphics, the age X protocol, and the future of XFree86.

6 Responses to “XFree86 Interview”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Really nice that he is trying to make configuration easy. This will surely mean more games for me in the future.

  2. Starbuck Zero Says:

    Then again I did submit that with my work E-mailing address. Oh well I liked this interviewed that’s what made me sent it in to Linuxgames. I mean we have KDE 3.x and GNOME 2.0 so what more could we ask for? I nice easy to configure X11 to go along with them window managers.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    They should contact transgaming and integrate WineX into XFree86.

  4. clump Says:

    A feature I would enjoy is the ability to change color-depths on the fly. If I am not mistaken, XFree86 cannot do this. Is there a reason for it?

  5. Anonymous Says:

    a more stable X Server.

    I don’t like when XFree86’s X Server crashes and takes the console with it. And second, why haven’t they allowed us to run muliple X Servers for multiple graphics adaptors and multimple input devices so we could at least have 3 or 4 people taking good use of a Dual Athlon XP 2500+ ?

    I would like to have 4 firewire keyboards and mice hooked upto my computer, and also have 4 Radeon 7500 graphics accelerators, and so I can play Return to Castle Wolfenstein, my bro next to me can also play, and somone else can sit at the other 2 monitors and input peripherals and browser the internet or read somthing.

    Is that too much to ask? They call Linux a multi-user operating system. Why don’t they at least let you run multiple X Servers to have a Concurrently Multi-User Desktop?

  6. Anonymous Says:

    One thing has always bothered me. I haven’t been able to (after rtfm) to get the server working in 1024×768 mode with 1024×768 sized desktop while still keeping the option to switch to 1600×1200 mode. Adding the 1600×1200 mode to the end of the list always gives me 1600×1200 sized desktop :(

    Charlotte Sometimes

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