Subject: Re: modular xorg packages?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Chavdar Ivanov <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/28/2007 22:43:36
On 28/04/07, Steven M. Bellovin <> 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
i915drm driver.]

> 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,

Chavdar Ivanov