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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY x7drivers-download-http "http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/individual/driver/">
8 <!ENTITY x7drivers-download-ftp "ftp://ftp.x.org/pub/individual/driver/">
9 <!ENTITY x7drivers-md5sum "&files-anduin;/xorg/md5sums-&xorg7-version;">
10 <!ENTITY x7drivers-size "18.7 MB">
11 <!ENTITY x7drivers-buildsize "60.3 MB">
12 <!ENTITY x7drivers-time "6.9 SBU">
13
14]>
15
16<sect1 id="xorg7-driver" xreflabel="Xorg Drivers">
17 <?dbhtml filename="x7driver.html"?>
18
19 <sect1info>
20 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
21 <date>$Date$</date>
22 </sect1info>
23
24 <title>Xorg Drivers</title>
25
26 <indexterm zone="xorg7-driver">
27 <primary sortas="a-xorg7-driver">Xorg Drivers</primary>
28 </indexterm>
29
30 <sect2 role="package">
31 <title>Introduction to Xorg Drivers</title>
32
33 <para>The <application>Xorg</application> drivers provide the means
34 for the xserver to take advantage of installed hardware.</para>
35
36 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
37 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
38 <listitem>
39 <para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&x7drivers-download-http;"/></para>
40 </listitem>
41 <listitem>
42 <para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&x7drivers-download-ftp;"/></para>
43 </listitem>
44 <listitem>
45 <para>Download MD5 sum: <ulink url="&x7drivers-md5sum;"/></para>
46 </listitem>
47 <listitem>
48 <para>Download size: &x7drivers-size;</para>
49 </listitem>
50 <listitem>
51 <para>Estimated disk space required: &x7drivers-buildsize;</para>
52 </listitem>
53 <listitem>
54 <para>Estimated build time: &x7drivers-time;</para>
55 </listitem>
56 </itemizedlist>
57
58 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Xorg Drivers Dependencies</bridgehead>
59
60 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
61 <para role="required"><xref linkend="xorg7-server"/></para>
62
63 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
64 <para role="optional"><xref linkend="mesalib"/></para>
65
66 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">User Notes:
67 <ulink url='&blfs-wiki;/Xorg7Drivers'/></para>
68
69 </sect2>
70
71 <sect2>
72 <title>Downloading Xorg Drivers</title>
73
74 <para>To download the needed files using <application>wget</application>,
75 use the following commands:</para>
76
77<screen><userinput>wget &files-anduin;/xorg/driver-&xorg7-version;.wget &amp;&amp;
78mkdir driver &amp;&amp;
79cd driver &amp;&amp;
80wget -B http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/individual/driver/ \
81 -i ../driver-&xorg7-version;.wget</userinput></screen>
82
83 </sect2>
84
85 <sect2 role="installation">
86 <title>Installation of Xorg Drivers</title>
87
88 <para>The <application>xf86-input-evdev</application>,
89 <application>xf86-video-ati</application>,
90 <application>xf86-video-fbdev</application>,
91 <application>xf86-video-glint</application>, and
92 <application>xf86-video-newport</application> packages install
93 man pages in UTF-8 encoding, and they will not display correctly
94 using <application>Man-DB</application>. Issue the following
95 command before building these packages to replace the offending
96 characters with ones that <command>man</command> can properly
97 display.</para>
98
99<screen><userinput>sed -i -e "s/\xc3\xb8/\\\\[\/o]/" \
100 -e "s/\xc3\xa4/\\\\[:a]/" \
101 -e "s/\xc3\x9c/\\\\[:U]/" man/*.man</userinput></screen>
102
103 <warning><para>It is very important not to build display drivers that
104 cannot be used with your hardware. For instance, do not build Sun drivers
105 for an x86 PC as the Sun drivers will expect to see SPARC symbols
106 exported from the kernel. Failure to follow this warning will result
107 in a display lockup, which requires a hard reboot, when configuring
108 <application>Xorg</application> for the first time.</para></warning>
109
110 <para>Install the drivers by running the following commands for each
111 package:</para>
112
113<screen><userinput>./configure $XORG_CONFIG \
114 --with-xorg-module-dir=$XORG_PREFIX/lib/X11/modules &amp;&amp;
115make</userinput></screen>
116
117 <para>These packages do not provide test suites.</para>
118
119 <para>Now as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem>
120 user:</para>
121
122<screen role="root"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
123
124 </sect2>
125
126 <sect2 role="commands">
127 <title>Command Explanations</title>
128
129 <para><parameter>--with-xorg-module-dir=...</parameter>: This switch
130 ensures that the drivers are installed into the correct directory.</para>
131
132 </sect2>
133
134 <sect2 role="content">
135 <title>Contents</title>
136
137 <segmentedlist>
138 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
139 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
140 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
141
142 <seglistitem>
143 <seg>None</seg>
144 <seg>libI810XvMC.so, libviaXvMC.so, and libviaXvMCPro.so</seg>
145 <seg><envar>$XORG_PREFIX</envar>/lib/X11/modules/{drivers,input}</seg>
146 </seglistitem>
147 </segmentedlist>
148
149 <variablelist>
150 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
151 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
152 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
153
154 <varlistentry id="libI810XvMC-x7">
155 <term><filename class='libraryfile'>libI810XvMC.so</filename></term>
156 <listitem>
157 <para>is the X-Video Motion Compensation client library for the
158 Intel i810 video driver.</para>
159 <indexterm zone="xorg7-driver libI810XvMC-x7">
160 <primary sortas="c-libI810XvMC">libI810XvMC.so</primary>
161 </indexterm>
162 </listitem>
163 </varlistentry>
164
165 <varlistentry id="libviaXvMC-x7">
166 <term><filename class='libraryfile'>libviaXvMC.so</filename></term>
167 <listitem>
168 <para>is the X-Video Motion Compensation client library for the
169 VIA Unichrome video driver.</para>
170 <indexterm zone="xorg7-driver libviaXvMC-x7">
171 <primary sortas="c-libviaXvMC">libviaXvMC.so</primary>
172 </indexterm>
173 </listitem>
174 </varlistentry>
175
176 <varlistentry id="libviaXvMCPro-x7">
177 <term><filename class='libraryfile'>libviaXvMCPro.so</filename></term>
178 <listitem>
179 <para>is the X-Video Motion Compensation client library for the
180 VIA Unichrome Pro video driver.</para>
181 <indexterm zone="xorg7-driver libviaXvMCPro-x7">
182 <primary sortas="c-libviaXvMCPro">libviaXvMCPro.so</primary>
183 </indexterm>
184 </listitem>
185 </varlistentry>
186
187 </variablelist>
188
189 </sect2>
190
191</sect1>
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