Subject: Re: Using Xfree86's "current" sources for xsrc
To: Louis Guillaume <>
From: I'Khala <>
List: current-users
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 
"dmesg|grep vga0".

Out of da blue Louis Guillaume aka ( said:

> Hi,
> 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 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 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 
> ./ [...] -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 instead of from
> 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,
> Louis

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