Re: X Installation
On Wed, 18 Nov 1998, Tom Lear wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Nov 1998, David J Thompson wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> > A few weeks ago I wrote in to ask for help in getting X to work for me. I
> > have since succeded in getting it to work, thanks to those that sent help
> > via email, sorry that I never got back to you.
> > Because of my experiencein getting it to work, I can only draw one
> > conclusion: Unless I was being *very* braindead in what I was doing, a
> > fresh installation of XF86 as included in slink doesn't work. This is
> > as of -7. I haven't seen -8 yet so I don't no if it works. If this is
> > the wrong list for this sort of thing, sorry; if this is already being
> > discussed elsewhere, sorry. I'm just concerned because we *are* suposed
> > to be frozen right now and I haven't seen this problem dealt with. We do
> Typically things are less stable just after the freeze (developers rush to
> get their packages in before they have to go into the new dist). I know
> Branden said that X was unstable when he uploaded it just prior to freeze.
> It is being worked on, but if you have specific problems that you've
> managed to solve I'm sure we'd like to hear about them.
It has been more than just the freeze, I tried with just about all of the
126.96.36.199a-* releases and have had the same problems. (Its amazing how
familier you get with lynx and pine when you have no working X. :-)
I'm not sure if my fix (accutually my brother's fix) really counts. What
we determined is that slink X will work if you have the X from hamm in
installed prior to the installation of slink X. It seems that there are
multiple files missing, such as some that xf86setup uses (sorry, it was
a while ago and I don't really remember which ones) which are provided by
hamm X. Also, the /etc/Xserver file still doesn't have the Xserver location
set correctly when a server is installed.
Aditionally, Window Maker doesn't work because it can't find fonts.
> > "One World, One Web, One Program" - Microsoft Promotional Ad
> > "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer" - Adolf Hitler
> Definitely going to keep this one.
(Scary, isn't it?)
"One World, One Web, One Program" - Microsoft Promotional Ad
"Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer" - Adolf Hitler