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Re: Some feedback on Hurd-F2

On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 11:31:38PM +0200, Johannes Rohr wrote:
> Second, I wonder, why rxvt is missing on the CDs. I grabbed the sources
> from the unstable tree. As far as I can see, they compiled and installed
> normally on my machine.

Jeff, can you build X packages by now?
> Third, I couldn't find a way to run any terminal emulator as non-root. I
> have learned that for security reasons SUID and SGID programs ignore
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and therefore are unable to locate the X11 libs. xterm
> is SUID and rxvt is SGID.

We will probably make /X11R6 a link to . soon. You can try that yourself
already (there are only minor conflicts, check out prior discussions here.

> So, if I got it right, both won't run as
> non-root. Late last year I installed Debian GNU/HURD and X11 from the
> CDs distributed with the German magazine freeX. For some reason, then
> both xterm and rxvt *did* work as non-root. Now, they don't.

Strange, maybe the linker was broken?

> Third, there were some dependency probs with Xfonts packages and xutils:
> xfonts-base, xfonts-75dpi, xfonts-100dpi and xfonts-scalable require
> xutils >= 4.0.3, but the version on the CD is 4.0.3

I don't see a conflict?

> After compiling the xutils source package from Debian's ftp server, the
> fonts packages did install normally.

The latest xutils is 4.0.3-3 and is in the ftp archive.  I don't know about
the CD, maybe Phil can tell us.  I think I updated xutils only after the CD
was created, so it might contain an old version of xutils.
> Finally, concerning the mouse under X I tried to follow the instructions
> from Marcus' freeX article (settrans -c /dev/mouse /hurd/mouse
> -protocol=microsoft -device=com0). In XF86Config I set protocol to
> "osmouse" and device to "com0". However, X would crash informing me
> about a failure to initialize a core device. With the conventional
> settings (device=com0, protocol=microsoft), X starts up normally,
> although mouse movements are somewhat retarded.

Can you tell us what "cat /dev/mouse" and wiggeling the mouse does for you?
> Hope, these remarks are not completely useless.

Absolutely not.  Thanks a lot.  In fact, we want more of those ;)

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