Wed, 04 Nov 2015
The upgrade to F23 was flawless both on my workstation and on my laptop. So far the changes I noticed were:
- GDM tries to run Xwayland instead of Xorg (yes, I still run GDM on one of my computers out of curiosity). It can be disabled with adding the following
- On my workstation, the mouse cursor was displayed about 20 pixels right and 20 pixels down from the place it in fact pointed to. For example, I was not able to reach the top left corner at all. The quick fix was to remove the old
/etc/X11/xorg.conffile I have been using for ages, and let everything to be autoconfigured. This could be a problem on my dual-seat home computer, where I need to use
Xorg.confin order to have the seats configured properly.
- Firefox has broken the NewTabURL add-on, in their yet another futile attempt at guessing what I want to see in a new tab. This can be solved by installing a NewTabHomepage add-on instead.
- On my laptop, which has 14" FullHD screen (about 157 DPI), Firefox started to use the DPI value from the desktop environment, so I can finally move back to 12pt fonts instead of 22pt, which I had to set up manually only for Firefox. On the other hand, it started scaling images, so many icons and other images (including the icons in Firefox own menus) are a bit blurry now.
To sum it up, pretty flawless upgrade. I will obviously wait for some time before upgrading my home dual-seat desktop, as I always do.