since this doesn't need to be a Gaming™ machine anymore (i have separate parts set aside for a new gaming-only build), i'm just gonna switch to my skylake igpu which means it's netbsd 9.2 time. i do want to play with current but maybe only in a VM for now. experiences thus far:
- installer asks for keymap first, but doesn't apply it (remains qwerty after selecting us-dvorak; tested multiple times); i should bring this up via official channels
- aside from incorrect refresh rate (which iirc is easily fixable and i never really expect any system to pick up refresh rate first go) graphics don't seem to be a problem at all on intel; blissful
- ctwm is good and has never harmed anyone
workaround is disabling xdm and using ~/.xinitrc with setxkbmap. i think i need to figure out where the default .xsession that xdm uses is, and either change it or figure out how to override it. xdm supposedly uses .xsession in user's home directory, which i tried, but i may have cocked something up; i'll mess with it later, i'm not super concerned about it now that i've got something working. .xresources also seems to be different when launch via startx as opposed to xdm; need to play with that.
maybe i should save the whole installing from source thing until i get a 16 core cpu or something o.O "let me just set this up real quick" turns into an hour plus of waiting. (also i don't know the best way to keep software up to date with source, should probably have looked into that). but i don't feel like reinstalling just to switch, i'll try to get used to it. i'll compile something small next to make myself feel better. :p i have become an impatient child.
refusing to add agpl to list of acceptable licenses to own the gnus. this, of course, comes at the cost of no ghostscript. i think there might be a way to set the gpl version as default instead of agpl one but i also read that the gpl version has some vulnerability or whatever? but mostly cba and i'm just trying to live without it because limitations breed creativity uwu
arctic fox very good but i might bite the bullet and compile firefox-esr for some sites as needed. do not like modern web. but sometimes ya just gotta use Nightly ESR. 😔 the old reliable Not Associated With Mozilla™ WarmMammal. BlazingCanid. VulpesInferno. HotDog.
i think my problem is that i'm completely ignorant to the differences between modular xorg and monolithic xorg. it might not hurt to do a little reading, back up, purge, then reinstall at some point seeing as i gave myself a root partition that's kind of tight size-wise (i like to have a separate /home, it just feels safe lol).
@Zelda it's coooomplicated.
NetBSDs native X11 exists for a bunch of reasons. Easy cross compilation is one. The fact we have some non-xorg servers for obscure platforms is another.
Its binary incompatible with modular Xorg. Modular xorg can easily be smaller. But it might be harder to configure, native X on netbsd is supposed to be plug and play.
There's also the fact that we're bad at upstreaming patches and Xorg is bad at accepting them which leads to a drift between the native X and the modular Xorg packages. I made a bunch of input driver changes last year and blah blah scrolling and hotplugging
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