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Re: netbsd-drmgem update
On 03/11/2012 11:45 PM, David Laight wrote:
Pre-built binaries (for amd64) are available at:
For those of us who don't understand the inner workings of X...
What is in those 'pre-built binaries', and where do the files have to go?
The pre-built binaries assume that you have a (recent) NetBSD -current
installation(*), including the X sets. They contain:
- usr-X11R7-drmgem.tgz: an archive containing the intel X drivers and
libraries that are modified by the port, and only those. The archive
should be extracted over your X installation. For instance:
cd / && tar -xzf /path/to/usr-X11R7-drmgem.tgz
You may want to backup /usr/X11R7 first, so that you can restore it
- netbsd-GENERIC-drmgem: NetBSD amd64 GENERIC kernel patched with
drm/gem code. This file is typically placed at the root of the
root file system, and you should boot it to test the above patched
(*) I generated the binaries on a system upgraded from the following
and using the source sets at:
I've an i7 I've just installed NetBSD 'current' onto.
I've got it to boot - but still need to fix grub (too complex),
and haven't configured anything yet.
Attempts to run xinit fail (should I expect it to just work?)
Without any X configuration file, the X server automatically chooses
the driver. It if chooses intel(4), then I would expect it to fail
on an i7 with a vanilla -current installation.
Are your changes likely to help?
Yes, I hope so. :-)
An alternative is to use the vesa(4) X driver.
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