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RE: [vox-tech] xorg X11R6.7.0
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RE: [vox-tech] xorg X11R6.7.0



Thanks for the inspiration to switch from xfree to xorg.  I found the process
relatively painless after following the docs on the gentoo forums.  The
utility etc-update made it a snap.  While I was at it, I switched from gnome
to Windowmaker.  Just a note that about the install, if you would like the
dependencies that require Xfree to now require xorg you can edit the
following file:

/etc/make.profile/virtuals

All the references to xfree in the file, change to xorg-x11.  I found four
references.  Once that is complete, you can now check for upgrades without
the emerge system trying to reinstall xfree :-)

Just a note, you might have to change two of the ebuild files to unmask the
ebuilds by default to get the dependency trees to build (you will
unfortunately have to do this every time you emerge sync).  For instance in
this file:

/usr/portage/x11-base/xorg-x11/xorg-x11-6.7.0.ebuild

Add "x86" (no tilde) to the KEYWORDS entry and now when you type:

$ emerge -ua world

It will build the correct dependency tree.  This is opposed to the following
command:
 
$ ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge -ua world

The problem is that it will apply the keyword settings to all the packages in
the world file and that can seriously break the system (tried that once and
had to rebuild ;-).


Dan


| -----Original Message-----
| From: vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org [mailto:vox-tech-
| admin@lists.lugod.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Stickel
| Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 11:05 AM
| To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
| Subject: [vox-tech] xorg X11R6.7.0
| 
| After all the craziness caused by the license change for xfree-4.4, xorg
| (part of freedesktop?) has released X11R6.7.0, with much of it based on
| xfree-4.4, minus the license change of course.  Read about it here:
| 
| http://freedesktop.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xorg/xc/RELNOTES?rev=1.1.4.2.2.3
| 
| The bottom line is that a new X11 is available with a friendly license.
|   It already is in gentoo's portage, marked testing for x86 and stable
| for amd64.  I installed it simply like this:
| 
| #emerge -C xfree
| #ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge xorg-x11
| 
| I moved my old /etc/X11/XF86Config to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but it will
| use XF86Config if xorg.conf is not available.  I also had to install and
| configure some fonts, but otherwise all looks comparable to xfree-4.3.
| 
| However, I was disappointed to see that dri was still not included for
| my video card (S3 twisterk, using the savage driver).  After some
| googling (http://linux-sxs.org/guis/DRIS3.html), I downloaded X11 from
| the cvs tree.  I just wanted the savage driver from cvs, but I had to
| compile the whole thing.  Fortunately, just copying over savage.ko,
| savage_drv.o, and savage_dri.so to their appropriate places worked!  I
| now have dri using xorg-x11, but with drivers from cvs.
| 
| Jonathan
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