Xfree86 installing issue

Rainer Peter Feller rainer at maren.desy.de
Wed Jan 15 05:38:52 PST 2003

On Wed, 15 Jan 2003, Kris Wolff wrote:

> Hi lfs gurus,

I am only a guest here ...

> i build up a automatical setupscript for x but faild choosing a card driver.
> The xfree page says:
> "In XFree86 3.3.6, several X servers are available; much hardware
> uses the XF86_SVGA server, which has a set of driver modules
> that are built into it at compile time. In other cases, X servers for
> specific chips (or families of chips) are provided (such as
> XF86_AGX, XF86_Mach64, etc.). In XFree86 4.2.1, there is only
> one X server, called "XFree86", which can load driver modules at >runtime."
> For my case of work, i just need a *basic* driver, such as the old
> SVGA. So i suppose it is the easyest way to install a similur - if
> exist ? (?) so whitch sould i get ?
> or is there any possibility to find out the nearest or best driver to
> use for the target system by fetching a variable or output of a test
> script ? - just a thought !
> Please help me - i hope i explain my problem write and you can
> understand my bad english.

I suppose XFree86 ( >=4.2 ) is build, then you could just issue
X -configure
and you will gain a nice new XF86Config.new in your homedir.

CUH Rainer Peter Feller

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