Opened 20 years ago

Closed 20 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#826 closed defect (fixed)

Xorg and XFree86 need update

Reported by: bdubbs@… Owned by: bdubbs@…
Priority: high Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: ~CVS
Severity: normal Keywords:


Both xorg and xfree86 need to be updated for Linux 2.6 and DRI. There is an #include that needs to be removed from one file to get both programs to build with linux 2.6. The dri instructions are out of date.

Change History (8)

comment:1 by bdubbs@…, 20 years ago

Status: newassigned

comment:2 by Randy McMurchy, 20 years ago

Added instructions to comment out the offensive #include linux/config.h lines from source file video driver files. XFree now builds against LFS-6.0.

DRI instructions have been updated, but not checked out.

Xorg still needs the above change.

comment:3 by Randy McMurchy, 20 years ago

Updated Xorg instructions to comment out linux/config.h includes from the source video driver files in Xorg. Also updated the DRI instructions to remove using GCC-2.95.

DRI has not been checked out yet.

comment:4 by Randy McMurchy, 20 years ago

Summary: xorg and xfree86 need updateXorg and XFree86 need update

Due to the use of udev device file creation in the LFS-6.0 book, the instructions to create a symlink to /dev/mouse won't work correctly (the link will get removed at every reboot).

The instructions need to change to use something more permanent in the udev device structure, or change the instructions and tell the users to point to /dev/psaux or /dev/ttyS0 or whatever during the XF86Config (and equivalent Xorg file) setup.

comment:5 by kpfleming@…, 20 years ago

Would it not be simplest to just configure X to use /dev/input/mice? Granted, if the user has multiple pointing devices attached this can be tricky, but for 95% of the users of the book this won't be a problem.

comment:6 by igor@…, 20 years ago

I've removed the part about compiling and installing DRI modules as kernel releases are more frequent than Xorg so the kernel's DRI drivers should be more up-to-date.

comment:7 by igor@…, 20 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Updated XFree86 page. This bug is hopefully resolved.

comment:8 by bdubbs@…, 10 years ago

Milestone: old

Milestone old deleted

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