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Re: K7 and X11

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.

> XFree86-4 editied as per instructions in "Installing the Hurd".
> This has worked with previous installations.

This is still necessary as before.
> Then,
> # console -d vga -d pc_kbd --repeat=/dev/kbd -d generic_speaker /dev/vcs
> Consoles work nicely.
> The last couple of lines:-
> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/Xfree86-4"
> Cannot open keyboard (No such file or directiory)

The latest Hurd package features updated keyboard and mouse repeaters by

This is the correct invocation now:

console -d vga -d pc_kbd --repeat=kbd -d pc_mouse --repeat=mouse -c
	/dev/cons /dev/vcs

You also should make symlinks from /dev/kdb to /dev/cons/kbd and
/dev/mouse to /dev/cons/mouse. Or I guess changing the X11 configuration
might work as well.


PS: The Debian ports pages still talk about K5, that's why so many
people seem to install K5. Who can change this to be more neutral, i.e.
just point to the appripriate directory from which it is clear which
version is the latest?

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