Subject: Re: modular xorg packages?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: Chavdar Ivanov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/28/2007 22:43:36
On 28/04/07, Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com> wrote:
> I want to switch one of my machines to modular xorg. What, precisely,
> do I need to install? I do not see any obvious set of packages that I
> should install.
I just switched two machines to modular (still fighting with the DRM though).
meta-pkgs/modular-xorg-* will bring in almost everything. I then add
[I started from scratch on the laptop with the idea to get the DRM
working - everfything else has been generally fine; as soon as I get
"glx" in xorg.conf and try to start the server, I get a panic in the
> In meta-pkgs, I see modular-xorg-drivers and modular-org-fonts. I
> certainly need some driver, though it's not clear to me that I need or
> want all of them. I probably do want the fonts, but everyone needs
> fonts -- and I don't see the fonts metapackage listed in any other
> package. (I grepped Makefile* and *.mk throughout pkgsrc, so I could
> have missed it if it's in another file.)
> In x11, there's modular-xorg-server, though that seems to be dragged in
> by the individual drivers.
Yes, and some others as well.
> Where do clients come from? There's an xorg-clients package, but it
> seems to be for 6.9. In wip, I see modular-xorg-utils and
> modular-xorg-wip -- do I need those? Where, for example, will I find
> xterm? (The PLIST files are empty for those two packages.)
I added xterm, xcalc and a few others manually.
> --Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb