Subject: Re: CVS bloat?
To: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Gilbert <email@example.com>
Date: 01/11/2001 10:18:45
On Thursday 11 January 2001 1:51 am, Andrew Brown wrote:
> >> Will 3.3.* even be replaced or will both X versions stay there?
> >3.3.x should be replaced, BUT that will take a long time :(
> >4.x doesn't support all old hardware and maybe never will do it.
> can i just cd xsrc/xfree and make and make install? i understand that
> it will stuff all over /usr/X11R6, but will everything else "just
> work" with it installed? does it have support for wsmouse in it yet?
> i ask because it seems that 4.0.2 is my *only* hope for getting x
> working on my toshiba 7200.
I had a similair issue with a voodoo 5, it's only supported under 4.0.x
releases. It's worth reading the RELNOTES, it lists a few things that might
be needed in the config/cf/host.def, eg if you've got perl it can do a few
more fonts :) If you have freetype 2 installed you need to add a define in
there to point to it (it's in pkgsrc) But yes you can just do make then make
install and it will install.
There's also a README.NetBSD file somewhere in the tree, try
programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/doc. Other issues are things like if you've got
xpm or Mesa packages installed you might have to rebuild they are now part of
the X server. (pkgsrc is already supports xfree86 4, and has done for a
I'm not sure if this is a generic thing or just the voodoo, but I seem to
loose my consoles if I start up the xserver. They're still there, but they
don't display if I try to switch back to them. (note that I'm working on
configuring the X build to only do a wscons one.