Subject: Re: Using Xfree86's "current" sources for xsrc
To: Louis Guillaume <email@example.com>
From: I'Khala <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/05/2004 14:11:59
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
Out of da blue Louis Guillaume aka (email@example.com) 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,
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