Subject: Re: XFree86 4.5.0 vs. Radeon X300
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/15/2005 07:11:44
In message <>, Ignatios Souvatzis writes:
>On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 09:35:14AM +1200, Mark Davies wrote:
>> On Wednesday 14 September 2005 21:59, you wrote:
>> > OK, pkgsrc:x11/xorg-server works basically... but
>> >
>> > * it refuses to allow VT switching,
>> > * after parsing and accepting XKB options, it refuses to load the XKB map
>> This is using the xorg server in an otherwise base system X11R6 based world 
>> right?  I have approx 80 machines with x300's in that setup.  For VT 
>> switching and the XKB stuff to work you need the stuff 
>> in /usr/pkg/xorg/lib/X11/xkb/... which is part of the xorg-clients package.
>Thanks. I started to suspect this, and have installed the stuff, and it
>tested it a minute ago. But it's good to know that it is supposed to 
>work that way.
>can I deinstall /usr/X11R6, or would I miss something?

In my experience, you can delete it, though you'll find little things 
all over that need fixing, such as having to specify XauthLocation in /
etc/ssh/ssh*config.  You'll also have to rebuild all of your X-using 
packages, and set X11_TYPE=xorg in mk.conf.  I found that acroread 
wouldn't work until I did some weird stuff.  Etc.  You can always 
create a symlink /usr/X11R6 pointing to /usr/pkg/xorg.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,