Subject: Re: using X11 from NetBSSD 1.5.3 on a machine running NetBSD 2.0
To: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christoper 'Han' Tucker <email@example.com>
Date: 07/19/2005 15:45:11
It is a WD90c24 Western Digital chipset.
On Tue, 19 Jul 2005, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> In article <20050714143449.Y1465@claw.ees.com>,
> "Christoper 'Han' Tucker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 You would have horribly outdated X11 and lot of security holes.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 http://scheler.de/~matthias/