Report on X
I got X working without too many difficulties. The things I ran into are
(from memory, i.e., everything here is "IIRC ..."):
Had to --force-conflicts with dpkg to install fonts and override the
shellutils conflict (already reported).
Setting up kbd and mouse. PS/2 mouse works, _but_, have to set up as
settrans -c /dev/mouse /hurd/mouse --protocol=ps/2; -p=ps/2 does not
work (why did I think it would - seems I saw the short form somewhere -
doc error, translator bug, or me barking up the wrong tree?)
Set up kbd as "settrans /dev/kbd /hurd/kbd /dev/kbd" from information on
http://f77.nop.or/jp/doc/XFree86-188.8.131.52.html#theTable. MB's instructions
had a different settrans to run. Haven't checked both ways.
Set LD_LIBRARY_PATH of course (already reported)
Side issues: su was installed without suid bit, so logging on as a regular
user and su'ing to root did not work. Easy fix, but installation broken
Can only run X as root. As a regular user, I'm getting am error I
haven't tracked down yet. Will record error and report back if this
isn't already reported.
dpkg 1.6.999 has a broken "-l" options which just prints "=" forever.
Forgive lack of record-keeping - it was unavoidable. I'll be unable
to follow this list much for awhile. Please cc me on any replies.
I will however, try to use the Hurd for daily work and report anything
significant I run into.
Steve Bowman <firstname.lastname@example.org> (preferred)
Buckeye, AZ <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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