Post release issues and other notes for the xorg-server 1.20.7 update

Unsupported hardware

Version 304 of the nVidia graphics driver (x11/nvidia-driver-304) does not support xorg-server 1.20. Since this is a proprietary driver, there is unfortunately not much that can be done. If you have a need for this driver, please talk to nVidia about updating it for xorg-server 1.20.

Change to use DRI3

Mesa has been switched to use DRI3 instead of DRI2 by default. This should give improved performance, and is the new DRI version that upstream uses. For users of graphics/drm-legacy-kmod or the graphics drivers in base this can cause issues though. If OpenGL based applications no longer works when using graphics/drm-legacy-kmod, it is possible to disable DRI3 by setting the following environment variable LIBGL_DRI3_DISABLE to 1. For users of bourne style (sh, bash, ksh, zsh) shells, add the following to ~/.profile


For users of csh or tcsh, add the following to ~/.cshrc


`x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati-legacy` build issues

The current version of x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati-legacy does not build with xorg-server 1.20.7. A patch has been suggested to fix the build, but help is needed to test it.

Input devices

options         EVDEV_SUPPORT           # evdev support in legacy drivers
device          evdev                   # input event device support
device          uinput                  # install /dev/uinput cdev

Graphics/Xserver120 (last edited 2020-02-26T20:30:55+0000 by NiclasZeising)