Re: [gentoo-alpha] Need X testers on Alpha. I think we've got it this time.
On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 9:59 AM, Jarod Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 10/8/09 9:56 AM, Matt Turner wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 8:49 AM, Geoff Martin<email@example.com>
>>> I have a 164LX with a Matrox Millennium II and a "just installed"
>>> Debian Lenny, all hardware is the same as 10 years ago : ). Can I help
>>> with the test? what do I need to do?
>> In general, you need to install the xserver's dependencies, then using
>> git, clone my repository, and compile and install the code.
>> I'm not a Debian user, so I'm not sure what's the best way to do this.
>> Maybe someone else with Debian knowledge can help.
> Not a Debian user either, but I believe...
> apt-get build-dep <name of X server package>
> ...should do the trick, more or less.
Thanks. I just wonder if it'll pull in the needed versions? X from git
will require newer versions of various packages than xserver-1.5 or
whatever version is available in Debian.
I guess an alternative is to use Peter Hutterer's X super module, but
I'm not too familiar with that either.
I should also say that anyone interested in testing is encouraged to
join our #alpha IRC channel on irc.freenode.net.