XFree86 and Radeon

Ron Keller rakeller at shaw.ca
Sun Aug 4 13:39:23 PDT 2002

There are 2 things that concern me about the DRI instructions in 
the book.  I've never done anything with CVS before, and the 
idea of connecting, as root, to anything outside my network is 
foreign to me.  There may be some wiggle room on this point.
The other bit of confusion surrounds the sym link from xc to 
XFree40.  Maybe I missed something, but why does it have to be 
linked?  Why can't I just modify the host.def file in 
xc/config/cf to include the dri entries?

BTW, I got hold of the binaries for XFree86-4.2.0 and installed 
them.  After running XFree86 -configure,  X starts immediately.  
But when I built XFree86-4.2.0 from source, X took a full 20 
minutes to start.  Obviously there was some saort of 
conmfiguaration problem.  Is it possible that launching X could 
be slow because DRI hadn,t been built yet?  Sorry if this sounds 
like a stupid question.

My suggestion of icluding, from start to finish, an explanation 
of how to get an ATI Radeon card to work may be beyond the scope 
of the BLFS project.


On Sunday 04 August 2002 08:19 am, you wrote:
> Ron Keller wrote:
> >The DRI instructions in the BLFS book are a little confusing.
> How are they confusing?  Do you have any suggestions for
> improvement? What do I need to explain?
>   -- Bruce
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