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Re: How did you get X running in Debian PowerPC?

> Renaud Dreyer <rdreyer@math.berkeley.edu> said:
> >    In general, how did the people with running Debian ppc boxes manage
> > to get X up and running? I still can't get Xpmac to work, and if I
> > switch to XF68_FBDev, there's no tool to generate a valid XF86Config file
> > I could find. Since Debian PowerPC is about to get released very soon,
> > I'm sure there must a solution somewhere that is planned. Thanks,
> i installed debianppc without boot disks, but instead used linuxppc as
> a base and did some very strange things to get it working.  but it
> works now.
> i used linuxppc's Xautoconfig to generate an initial XF86Config.  in
> linuxppc, the idea is that you run this every time you boot, and you
> *never* actually write your own XF86Config.  Xautoconfig looks at the
> frame-buffer settings, keyboard & mouse settings, a few other magic
> things, and generates a (hopefully) working XF86Config.

How about Xconfigurator? From what I hear it seems to run better
than Xautoconfig.

> i decided not to run it at each boot, but just to use the resulting
> file as a good starting point.
> you can get Xautoconfig here:
>     http://dev.linuxppc.org/~trini/
> in order to get it to work correctly, i needed mouse and keyboard
> configuration files.  these don't (i believe) come with debian, so i
> borrowed linuxppc's versions, and just put them in /etc/sysconfig.
> see the attachments below for what mine are (for a blue-and-white g3).
> i also needed to patch Xautoconfig to use hard-coded font directories
> rather than an X font server (which i don't use).  that patch is also
> included here.
> hope this helps you (and anyone else) out.

Thanks, I'll give that a try!

I guess I'll gave to go with the FB server, since no one here is running Xpmac,
and I can't get it to recognize my fonts... Ciao,


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