Subject: Installing and getting X11 to run
To: None <amiga-x@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jose Alburquerque <>
List: amiga
Date: 11/22/1995 21:15:28
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).

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).

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!