Re: K7 and X11
On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, John Williams wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-09-21 at 02:10 +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 11:50:01AM +1200, Philip Charles wrote:
> > > I have problems getting X working, the idea is to include a quick
> > > howto in the docs.
> > >
> > > # settrans -c /dev/mouse /hurd/mouse --protocol=ps/2
> > You do not need to do this anymore.
> Could someone edit the docs to reflect this please?
My sympathy. I have just added this to Cook-book which is part of the CD
This replaces 8.5 - 8.6 (Page 7) of "Installing the Hurd".
During the installation of the XFree86 packages using gui.sh you will able
to walk through the usual Xfree configuration. However this is GNU/Linux
based. Initially I would suggest minimum specs for Xfree86, e.g. 640x480,
colour depth 8. <dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86> can be used later.
Some tweaks needed for the Hurd.
Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 so that the mouse section reads;
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "osmouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Make these symlinks. ln -s /dev/cons/kbd /dev/kbd
ln -s /dev/cons/mouse /dev/mouse
The symlinks will dangle at this stage. Then run
console -d vga -d pc_kbd --repeat=kbd -d pc_mouse --repeat=mouse
-c /dev/cons /dev/vcs (all on one line!)
You will now have virtual terminals.
"startx" should now start an x-window session.
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