Subject: Re: using X11 from NetBSSD 1.5.3 on a machine running NetBSD 2.0 --- is this wise or even workable?
To: Christoper 'Han' Tucker <>
From: matthew sporleder <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/14/2005 23:55:55
There should be a COMPAT part of the kernel that would make this
possible.  That4s my guess, at least.

On 7/14/05, Christoper 'Han' Tucker <> wrote:
> I have this old Pentium 75mhz IBM 755cx Laptop that I've blown probably
> 100 hours on messing with NetBSD on it.
> As the video chips is only supported by XFree86 version 3.x, I installed
> NetBSD 1.5.3 on it, which was the last version to use that version of X.
> (Previously, I installed NetBSD 2.0and X would not run on it. I tried to
> compile my own XFree86 3.6.3 server, but I'm not elite enough to pull tha=
> off successfully)
> So I was wondering, what if i copied my /usr/X11R6 directory from my
> NetBSD 1.5.3 system and installed it onto a NetBSD 2.0 machine? Could I
> then have the benefits of NetBSD 2.0 while using the older X binaries?
> - Chris