Subject: RE: Installing and getting X11 to run
To: amiga-x <amiga-x@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Kwast, Jeroen <jkt@GESASDSC.NT.GETRONICS.NL>
Date: 11/24/1995 13:30:00
>Hi. I Finally got NetBSD installed on my sytem recently (very happy of
>course!) and tried to install X-Windows to get those neat applications to
>run. (I'm hoping to get a PPP connection soon, and believe that using
>X-Windows will be easier!).
>I don't know if it is my system, but when I issue the command startx
>(using a the Xmono driver first, and then Xdaniver), it gets as far as
>displaying the (X-shaped) mouse pointer, and then seems to go into an
>eternal disk accessing loop. Could it be my memory? Also which servers
>should I use and how should I install them? I have an Amiga 2000 with a
>G-Force 2000 accelerator board (25MHz 68030 with MMU & 68881 FPU), a
>total of 7MB of RAM and a Picasso II graphics card. Should my system
>take so long to bring X up? (I also have a 530MB Fujitsu HD and a Maxtor
>120MB HD attached to my G-Force in case that's important).
How is this 7 Mb configured? I guess that it isn't all 32-bit ram but
devided in chunks.
Say 1mb chip 2mb 32bit and 4mb 16bit
If you don't have at least 4Mb of 32-bit ram free, then it takes a
loooooooong time to load.
I switched from 4 to 16mb recently and X starts in 3 seconds!!! (as opposed
to about 30 seconds)
I noticed (in the installing instructions) that some links should be made
in the form:
ln -s /usr/local/X11R6/lib /usr/lib/X11
ln -s /usr/local/X11R6/bin /usr/bin/X11
ln -s /usr/local/X11R6/include /usr/include/X11
are these links correct? (The instructions say to make sure that
/usr/lib/X11 have certain files which I don't see when I ls /usr/lib/X11).
normally you link a R distribution to X11 say X11R5 ->X11
upgrading to R6 is then a matter of changing the link.
One last general question: How do I get my /local partition to be
recognized by NetBSD? It mounts /root and /usr, but I have a 200MB /local
partition on my 530MB Fujitsu that I would like it to take advantage of!
The 4 byte identifier is probably wrong! All user partitions must have this