Subject: Re: problems with Xfree 4.0.2
To: Laine Stump <>
From: Ian Fry <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/15/2001 16:50:47
On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 11:33:41AM -0500, Laine Stump wrote:
> Ian Fry <> writes:
> > On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 10:22:22AM -0500, Laine Stump wrote:
> > > Here is the contents of my host.def file:
> > > 
> > >    #define HasPerl			YES
> > >    #define XFree86ConsoleDefines -DWSCONS_SUPPORT
> > >    #define Freetype2Dir            /usr/local
> > > 
> > > Other than that, the only (out of the ordinary) thing I did was to
> > > install the freetype2 library before doing the XFree build.
> > I haven't been able to get the wscons console support in XFree86 4.0.2
> > working either. However, the pcvt style console stuff works just fine (I
> > think this is the same as 3.3.x uses to drive the console).
> So are you saying I should rebuild with WSCONS_SUPPORT removed? 

Yes, at least, remove the #define from your host.def (my host.def just has
the 'HasPerl' line in it at the moment). There is a different way of turning
on the wscons console code, it's described in README.NetBSD, however it didn't
work at all when I tried it.

> It's also in the file (I didn't add it, it was there originally)

But it also has defines for PCVT_SUPPORT and PCCONS_SUPPORT, and I think
you're overriding this.

> - should I remove it from there as well? I'm assuming that virtual consoles
> will still work, right?

Yes, virtual consoles still work.