Subject: Re: using X11 from NetBSSD 1.5.3 on a machine running NetBSD 2.0 --- is this wise or even workable?
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/19/2005 21:22:00
In article <>,
	"Christoper 'Han' Tucker" <> writes:
> As the video chips is only supported by XFree86 version 3.x, ...

What kind of chip is it? Porting the driver to XFree86 4.x might not be
too difficult. It just didn't happen for a lot of old hardware because
nobody could test it/

> (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 that
> off successfully)

It's actually very easy:

cd pkgsrc/x11/xserver
make install

> 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?

You would have horribly outdated X11 and lot of security holes. See
above for the correct solution.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler