Subject: Re: XFree86 on Alpha - redux
To: Michael-John Turner <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/23/2006 00:01:51
On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:04:42PM +0200, Michael-John Turner wrote:
> Hi all,
> With my recent acquisition (well, acquisition of a loan machine) of an
> AlphaServer 800, I'm quite keen on trying X on it. Looking at the "XFree on
> Alpha" thread of January, I see that hubertf@ posted a patch to include
> XFree86 as part of the build on Alpha, but looking at my local tree, I see
> it hasn't been committed. 
> FWICS, the feedback seemed positive - is there any reason why the patch
> hasn't been committed? I'd like to use a non TGA/PowerStorm, etc video
> card so need to use XFree86...

Afaict the patch had no chance of working.

cd /usr/xsrc; make World should be enough for working XFree86... It of
course depends on your video card.

See also PR 29882.