source: x/installing/xfree86/xfree86-inst.xml@ 5836d75

10.0 10.1 11.0 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.2.0 6.2.0-rc1 6.2.0-rc2 6.3 6.3-rc1 6.3-rc2 6.3-rc3 7.10 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.6-blfs 7.6-systemd 7.7 7.8 7.9 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 9.0 9.1 basic bdubbs/svn elogind gnome kde5-13430 kde5-14269 kde5-14686 ken/refactor-virt krejzi/svn lazarus nosym perl-modules qt5new systemd-11177 systemd-13485 trunk upgradedb v5_0 v5_1 v5_1-pre1 xry111/git-date xry111/git-date-for-trunk xry111/git-date-test
Last change on this file since 5836d75 was 5836d75, checked in by Larry Lawrence <larry@…>, 18 years ago

patch for whitespace

git-svn-id: svn://svn.linuxfromscratch.org/BLFS/trunk/BOOK@1373 af4574ff-66df-0310-9fd7-8a98e5e911e0

  • Property mode set to 100644
File size: 10.3 KB
Line 
1<sect2>
2<title>Installation of <application>XFree86</application></title>
3
4<sect3>
5<title>Kernel Compilation Settings</title>
6<para>If you have an Intel P6 (Pentium Pro, Pentium II and later) it is recommended
7that you compile <acronym>MTRR</acronym> (Memory Type Range Registers) support into the kernel.
8The kernel can map Cyrix and AMD <acronym>CPU</acronym>s to the
9<acronym>MTRR</acronym> interface so selecting this
10option is useful for those processors also.
11This option is found in the
12"Processor type and features" menu. It can increase performance of
13image write operations 2.5 times or more on <acronym>PCI</acronym> or
14<acronym>AGP</acronym> video cards.</para>
15
16<para>In the "Character Devices" section, enable <acronym>AGP</acronym> Support and select the chipset
17support on your motherboard. If you do not know the chipset, you may select
18all the chip types at the expense of extra kernel size. You can usually
19determine your motherboard's chipset by doing:</para>
20<screen><userinput><command>cat /proc/pci</command></userinput></screen>
21
22<para>In the "Character Devices" section, <emphasis>disable</emphasis> Direct
23Rendering Manager unless you have a Direct Rendering Infrastructure
24(<acronym>DRI</acronym>)
25supported video card. A complete list of <acronym>DRI</acronym> supported video cards can
26be found at <ulink url="http://dri.sourceforge.net" /> in the Status section.
27Currently,
28supported cards include those from 3dfx (Voodoo, Banshee), 3Dlabs,
29ATI (Rage Pro, Rage 128,
30Radeon 7X00, Radeon 2), Intel (i810, i815), and Matrox (G200, G400, G450).
31Additionally NVidia provides their own closed source binary drivers.
32If you do enable <acronym>DRI</acronym> here, make sure you select the video card(s) you want
33to support as a <emphasis>module</emphasis>.</para>
34
35<para>If you made any changes to the kernel configuration, recompile with</para>
36<screen><userinput>make dep &amp;&amp;
37make bzImage &amp;&amp;
38make modules &amp;&amp;
39make modules_install</userinput></screen>
40
41<para>Copy <filename>/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage</filename> and
42<filename>/usr/src/linux/System.map</filename> to
43<filename>/boot</filename>, edit <filename>/etc/lilo.conf</filename>
44appropriately and run <filename>lilo</filename>. If you use
45<filename>grub</filename>, edit <filename>/boot/grub/grub.conf</filename>
46and add the new kernel to the boot menu.
47</para>
48
49<note><para>If you build <application>XFree86</application> in a chroot environment, make sure the kernel
50version of the base system and the target system are the same. This is
51especially important if you enabled <acronym>DRI</acronym> support as a module as
52instructed above.</para></note>
53
54</sect3>
55
56<sect3><title>Creating <filename>host.def</filename></title>
57
58<para>Although <application>XFree86</application> will compile without a
59<filename>host.def</filename> file, the following file
60is recommended for customizing the installation. Start from
61the <filename class="directory">xc</filename> directory.</para>
62
63<note><para>The <filename>host.def</filename> file is a
64<application>C</application> file, not the
65usual configuration file. If you make any changes, be sure the comment characters
66(<userinput>/*</userinput> and <userinput>*/</userinput>)
67are balanced. Most of the entries in the file below are
68commented out with the default settings shown.
69</para></note>
70
71<screen><userinput><command>cat &gt; config/cf/host.def &lt;&lt; "EOF"</command>
72/* Begin XFree86 host.def file */
73
74/* System Related Information. If you read and configure only one
75 * section then it should be this one. The Intel architecture defaults are
76 * set for a i686 and higher. Axp is for the Alpha architecture and Ppc is
77 * for the Power PC. Note that there have been reports that the Ppc
78 * optimization line causes segmentation faults during build. If that
79 * happens, try building without the DefaultGcc2PpcOpt line. **************/
80
81/* #define DefaultGcc2i386Opt -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -march=i686 */
82/* #define DefaultGcc2AxpOpt -O2 -mcpu=ev6 */
83/* #define DefaultGcc2PpcOpt -O2 -mcpu=750 */
84
85/* The following definitions are normally set properly by XFree86's scripts.
86 * You can uncomment them if you want to make sure. ************************/
87
88/* #define HasMTRRSupport YES */ /* Enabled in kernel see kernel docs*/
89/* #define HasMMXSupport NO */ /* Any i586 or above */
90/* #define HasKatmaiSupport NO */ /* PIII SSE instructions */
91/* #define Has3DNowSupport NO */ /* AMD instructions */
92
93
94/* This setting reduces compile time a little by omitting rarely used input
95 * devices. You can find the complete list in config/cf/xfree86.cf ********/
96
97#define XInputDrivers mouse void
98
99/* VIDEO DRIVERS ***********************************************************/
100
101/* If you are sure you only want the drivers for one or a few video cards,
102 * you can delete the drivers you do not want. *****************************/
103
104
105#define XF86CardDrivers mga glint nv tga s3 s3virge sis rendition \
106 neomagic i740 tdfx savage \
107 cirrus vmware tseng trident chips apm \
108 GlideDriver fbdev i128 nsc \
109 ati i810 AgpGartDrivers DevelDrivers ark \
110 cyrix siliconmotion \
111 vesa vga \
112 dummy XF86OSCardDrivers XF86ExtraCardDrivers
113
114
115/* FONT SERVER AND LIBRARY SETTINGS ****************************************/
116
117/* These settings are the defaults ***************************************/
118
119/* #define BuildFontServer YES */ /* For Ghostscript Print Server*/
120/* #define SharedLibFont YES */
121/* #define CompressAllFonts YES */
122/* #define GzipFontCompression YES */
123
124/* These settings ensure we use our libraries ******************************/
125#define HasFreetype2 YES
126#define HasFontconfig YES
127#define HasExpat YES
128#define HasLibpng YES
129#define HasZlib YES
130
131/* The font path can be redefined in the XF86Config file *******************/
132
133/*
134#define DefaultFontPath $(FONTDIR)/misc/,$(FONTDIR)/75dpi/,\
135$(FONTDIR)/100dpi/,$(FONTDIR)/Type1,$(FONTDIR)/local,\
136$(FONTDIR)/TrueType,$(FONTDIR)/CID,$(FONTDIR)/Speedo
137*/
138
139
140/* INTERNATIONAL FONTS. Change to YES if you need any of them. These are
141 * the defaults. ***********************************************************/
142
143/* #define BuildCyrillicFonts NO */
144/* #define BuildArabicFonts NO */
145/* #define BuildISO8859_6Fonts NO */
146/* #define BuildGreekFonts NO */
147/* #define BuildISO8859_7Fonts NO */
148/* #define BuildHebrewFonts NO */
149/* #define BuildISO8859_8Fonts NO */
150/* #define BuildKOI8_RFonts NO */
151/* #define BuildJapaneseFonts NO */
152/* #define BuildJISX0201Fonts NO */
153/* #define BuildKoreanFonts NO */
154/* #define BuildChineseFonts NO */
155
156/* DOCUMENTATION SETTINGS **************************************************/
157
158/* These setting are the defaults. *****************************************/
159
160/* #define BuildLinuxDocHtml NO */ /* X Docs in Html format */
161/* #define BuildLinuxDocPS NO */ /* PostScript format */
162/* #define BuildAllSpecsDocs NO */ /* Various docs */
163/* #define BuildHtmlManPages NO */
164
165/* GENERAL SETTINGS: You generally want to leave these alone when
166 * building X on an LFS system *********************************************/
167
168#define GccWarningOptions -pipe /* Speed up compiles */
169#define TermcapLibrary -lncurses
170#define XprtServer YES /* Needed by realplayer */
171#define XnestServer YES
172#define XAppLoadDir EtcX11Directory/app-defaults
173#define VarLibDir /var/lib
174#define XFree86Devel NO
175#define FSUseSyslog YES
176#define ThreadedX YES
177#define HasPam NO
178#define SystemManDirectory /usr/share/man /* Instead of /usr/man */
179#define HasLibCrypt YES
180#define InstallXinitConfig YES
181#define InstallXdmConfig YES
182#define ForceNormalLib YES
183#define BuildSpecsDocs NO
184
185/* End XFree86 host.def file */
186<command>EOF</command></userinput></screen>
187
188<para>Edit the file for your hardware and desires.</para>
189
190</sect3>
191
192<sect3>
193<title>Build Commands</title>
194<para>Install <application>XFree86</application> by running the following commands:</para>
195
196
197<screen><userinput><command>WORLDOPTS="" make World 2&gt;&amp;1 | tee xfree-compile.log &amp;&amp;
198make install &amp;&amp;
199make install.man &amp;&amp;
200ln -sf /usr/X11R6/bin /usr/bin/X11 &amp;&amp;
201ln -sf /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 /usr/lib/X11 &amp;&amp;
202ln -sf /usr/X11R6/include/X11 /usr/include/X11</command></userinput></screen>
203
204</sect3>
205
206<sect3>
207<title>Updating Direct Rendering Infrastructure (<acronym>DRI</acronym>)</title>
208<para>If you have one of the supported <acronym>DRI</acronym> cards and
209have enabled <acronym>DRI</acronym> kernel modules as explained
210above, you now need to update the kernel modules to ensure they are compatible with the
211current version of <application>XFree86</application>. To do this, perform the following:</para>
212
213<screen><userinput><command>cd programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/os-support/linux/drm/kernel &amp;&amp;
214make CC=/opt/gcc-2.95.3/bin/gcc -f Makefile.linux &amp;&amp;
215mkdir -p /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/char/drm/ &amp;&amp;
216cp gamma.o radeon.o sis.o r128.o i810.o i830.o mga.o tdfx.o \
217 /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/char/drm/ &amp;&amp;
218depmod -a</command></userinput></screen>
219
220<warning><para>If you recompile or upgrade your kernel, you will need to re-copy the
221appropriate driver module(s)
222to the kernel module library and rerun <command>depmod</command>.</para></warning>
223
224<note><para>If you created <acronym>AGP</acronym> support as a module when compiling the kernel, you may
225have to add a line to <filename>/etc/modules.conf</filename> to ensure
226the agpgart module is loaded. For instance, the <acronym>AGP</acronym> version of the Radeon video card
227will use the <filename>radeon.o</filename> driver. It will
228need to have the line <screen>below radeon agpgart</screen> in
229<filename>/etc/modules.conf</filename> to enable <acronym>DRI</acronym> support.</para></note>
230
231</sect3>
232</sect2>
233
Note: See TracBrowser for help on using the repository browser.