First of all, now my K43U machine is using 1366x768 display and no more slow scrolling! Hurrah! I LOVE OPENBSD! At last! The display is more crisp. If you're using AMD e-450 with Radeon HD 6300 graphic, now is your time to rejoice!
My current uname -a is:
OpenBSD karlap.vampire.my 5.1 GENERIC.MP#207 amd64
I've successfully installed OpenBSD -current snapshot.
Why I want to follow -current?
1) Because -current have the updated radeon 6.14.3 driver which can detect and use Radeon HD 6320 properly.
2) Because I want to use -current.
3) Because scrotwm is the newest version.
4) Because of the Radeon HD6320 driver... heh.
If you have more or less the same reason as me, read on. Before I forget, many thanks to http://blather.michaelwlucas.com/archives/543 for providing incredibly informative tips on updating to snapshot.
Updating my 5.0 to 5.1 (-current):
I used http://ftp.OpenBSD.org/pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/amd64 for the site to update my machine.
1) Copy bsd* and *.tgz files to local folder. (eg: /mnt/snapshots/amd64/)
2) Login to machine without X. cd to the folder you downloaded the files above. In shell, type this command:
$ sudo cp bsd.rd /
$ sudo sudo sysmerge -s etc51.tgz -x xetc51.tgz
3) Reboot the machine, after rebooted, bypass autoloading bootfile and choose:
boot> boot bsd.rd
4) bsd.rd will booted and choose (U)pgrade, then choose the folder you saved all the files for updating (eg: /mnt/snapshots/amd64/)
5) let it update. Remember that this is only the base OpenBSD, not all the third-party packages. After it's done, reboot.
6) I still have problem using pkg_add via proxy so I downloaded all the updated packages manually and place it in a specific folder (eg: /mnt/snapshots/packages/)
7) Now to update packages. Still without X and in shell, type:
$ export PKG_PATH=/mnt/snapshots/packages/
$ sudo pkg_add -vui
8) Make sure you read the verbose output to find out any missing dependencies.
Updating xf86-video-ati to 6.14.3 (hurrah!)
1) Download http://ftp.x.org/pub/individual/driver/xf86-video-ati-6.14.3.tar.gz
2) tar -zxvf the file
3) cd to the folder, and type this commands:
$ sh ./configure --prefix=/usr/X11R6 --sysconfdir=/etc --mandir=/usr/X11R6/man --with-xorg-module-dir=/usr/X11R6/lib/modules --disable-kms
$ sudo make
$ sudo make install
4) Now to test, vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change:
5) reboot to test.
So far the machine is running like a charm. Nice display. Nice widescreen resolution. Oh, BTW. This is more updated scrotwm. YEAH!
There's a few remaining issue though:
1) Annoying ultra-sensitive touchpad (I use usb mouse most of the time).
2) xv with MPlayer is not working.
3) gnome-mplayer + Thunderbird + youtube issue (can use HTML5 WebM no problem though).
And I'm figuring out ways to use the Fn key combination as intended by the label (on/off WiFi, enable/disable touchpad, mute/unmute | vol up/down mixer etc). I'll post updates on any new findings. Now my K43U is back as my primary work machine. Yeah!
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