Subject: Re: Using Xfree86's "current" sources for xsrc
To: I'Khala <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Louis Guillaume <email@example.com>
Date: 11/05/2004 18:29:35
> 1st, did you check the docs/manual/cdrom that came with the optiplex
> to see what video h/w it has? Also check the output of
> "dmesg|grep vga0".
The problem isn't with NetBSD...
$ dmesg|grep vga0
vga0 at pci0 dev 2 function 0: Intel 82915G/GL Integrated Graphics
Device (rev. 0x04)
wsdisplay0 at vga0 kbdmux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
... but with the X distribution. The xsrc version (4.4.0) doesn't work
with my hardware (doesn't provide a specific driver) but this does...
$ X -version
This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way. Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
XFree86 Version 126.96.36.199
Release Date: 27 October 2004
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: NetBSD/i386 2.99.10 [ELF] The NetBSD Foundation,
Current Operating System: NetBSD shodo.berklee.net 2.99.10 NetBSD
2.99.10 (GENERIC.MPACPI) #5: Tue Nov 2 00:57:34 EST 2004
Build Date: 03 November 2004
Changelog Date: 29 October 2004
Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
This driver was not found with 4.4.0...
(II) LoadModule: "i810"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/i810_drv.o
(II) Module i810: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 188.8.131.52, module version = 1.3.0
Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.7
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
(II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 184.108.40.206, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.4
(II) I810: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810, i810-dc100,
i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 852GM/855GM, 865G, 915G
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 00:02:0
... instead it tried to use the generic "vesa" driver.
> Out of da blue Louis Guillaume aka (firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
>>I just got a brand new machine at work. A Dell Optiplex (not infront of
>>it now, so I don't have all the HW info.)
>>I installed 2.99.10 without a hitch and then ran X -configure to get an
>>initial XF86Config. The problem is - X did not recognize the video
>>device, so used the generic "vesa" driver and left a half-hearted config
>>in XF86Config.new. And although there is no complaint of "no screens"
>>the display just goes to sleep after X is started.
>>My workaround is to check out the latest CVS from XFree86.org and build
>>using the standard "make World" deal, installing over the
>>NetBSD-delivered xsrc. Now everything works, apparently there is a new
>>driver that recognizes my hardware.
>>Is it possible to set a flag of some sort such that, when I run
>>./build.sh [...] -x [...] release, it will use the "current" XFree sources?
>>Or, even better, have some kind of CVS tag that causes a checkout of
>>xsrc to grab the sources from XFree86.org instead of from netbsd.org.
>>My initial suspicion is to just replace the "xc" directory in xsrc with
>>the updated one, but I would not want to break anything.
>>Any advice would be most appreciated.
>>Thanks very much,