Subject: Re: Experience with modular-x11
To: Vincent <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/13/2006 09:01:32
On Wed, 13 Dec 2006, Vincent wrote:

> I don't know if this will be useful to anyone, but since nobody appears 
> to use the modular-x11-server yet, here is what I had to suffer to get 
> something sane and running.

I definitely use it. I also use it with xf86-video-wsfb. (I have been 
using it for several months, before even in official pkgsrc but still via 
pkgsrc build. I have been using many of the modular components now for 
years also via pkgsrc-wip.)

> As for the impression, having an old ATI Radeon M7 video card, it seems 
> to me that the video is really faster, especially OpenGL. I can't be 
> more precise, because my feeling is only based on fluidity of some 3D 
> xlock screen and the rather vague impression that windows appear and 
> move quicker than with 6.9.0. Maybe some optimizations are carried out 
> during the build process that couldn't be achieved by the old monolithic 
> process, or this is an effet of GCC 4.1, I can't tell.

Thanks for sharing your experience here. In addition to just build 
changes, there has been ongoing improvements to the code itself.

I clipped out your steps, as they are wrong at this time, although I do 
understand that they do provide a way that will work.