New monitor list - was Re: Unneeded Py QT3 Divergence From Debian

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Mar 5 19:39:49 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 04 March 2008 17:36, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Sunday 02 March 2008 16:34, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > We are down to only one difference between Kubuntu and Debian in Py QT3.
> > We ship pyqtconfig in the regular package instead of the -dev package.
> > Looking at what pyqtconfig does and after discussing it with the Debian
> > maintainer, I think Debian is correct.
> >
> > The problem we have is that mountconfig imports kdedesigner which uses
> > pyqtconfig.  As nearly as I can determine, mountconfig never actually
> > uses anything from there and the import can be removed.  If we do that,
> > we should be able to sync Py QT3 on the next upload.
> >
> > This would also prevent problems where packages that build dep on the
> > -dev package and use pyqtconfig when building would FTBFS (I had to merge
> > Eric due to this issue).  So we'd be better off all around.
> >
> > Since my Hardy computer only has one hard drive with a single partition,
> > I thought it would be helpful to get more testing on this, so I uploaded
> > a fixed version of kde-guidance to my PPA:
> >
> >
> >
> > Once it's built (I just uploaded it), please give it a test and let me
> > know if you have any problems.  If no one complains/objects, I'll look
> > into fixing kde-guidance and Py QT3 after Alpha 6 gets done.
> I've rolled some additional changes into this proposed package:
>   * Add kubuntu_10_displayconfig_tryagain.patch so that if displayconfig
>     thinks a proprietary driver is installed, but it can't find it, it
>     will try to find a non-proprietary driver instead of crashing (LP:
> #198269)
>   * Add kubuntu_11_wineconfg_amd64.patch so that wineconfig looks in the
> right dir for wine on AMD64 (LP: #151982) - Patch should be removed for the
> next svn snapshot or release as a fix has been committed upstream already *
> Add kubuntu_12_powermanager_survive_no_brightness.patch so that if the old
> brightness cannot be gotten from DBUS, powermanager won't crash (LP:
> #183656) and (LP: #198071)
>   * Add kubuntu13_displayconfig_add_new_monitors.patch to support
> additional ViewSonic VA702 variants (LP: #192899)
> Please Have a look at these bugs and see if you can confirm or deny the
> fixes work using the package from my PPA.
> Scott K

I've uploaded another revision to my PPA.  This one fixes a typo in my 
wineconfig patch and takes a snapshot of the upstream hwdata monitor database 
an adds it.

Because changing the monitor DB can potentially affect lots of systems, I'd 
appreciate it if others (not directly affected by the other patches) could 
give this a try.

Scott K

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