Re: XFree86 on a G4
On Mon, Apr 10, 2000 at 12:32:00PM -0400, Nelson Abramson wrote:
> Brendan J Simon wrote:
> > Anyone got XFree86 working on a G4 ?
> > If so, what tricks did you use.
> I got xf4 working on my sawtooth yesterday. I had to compile it from a src.rpm
> that someone posted via the linuxppc-dev list (I can repost the link if you
> would like)
> There were about five patches that needed to be applied (included in the
> src.rpm). Other than that, I just tweaked the XF86Config file.
> I also had to create a .xinitrc in my home directory because xf4 defaults to twm
> <shudder> rather than reading the desktop file like xf3.3.6
You could use the instructions i gave in a previous post. This way you build a
Xfree 4.0 Server only, that is completely compatible with a debian Xfree
Maybe i will be building a Xfree 4.0 package following this scheme.
here are the instructions again :
* download the 4.0 -1 archive, no need to get the fonts and docs, since you
will not use them
* unpack them and do the following changes to the config/cf dir :
- change the root dir to be /usr/X11R6.4
- change the config file to be XF86Config.4
- build only the server.
the attached patch against 4.0 should take care of that.
* then go into the xc dir and do :
- make World &> world.log &
- tail -f world.log
- make install &> install.log &
- tail -f install.log
- make install.man &> man.log &
- tail -f man.log
this should take you between 30min to 60min, i guess, it took me ~4hours
on my apus box (603e @240MHz, no cache) and ~1 hour on my k6-2 500Mhz
once that is done, you need to generate a XF86Config.4 (there should be an
example in /usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11 or something such) and change
/etc/X11/Xserver to point to /usr/X11R6.4/bin/Xfree86 instead of
Anyone knows the status of the rage128 driver in xfree 3.3.6-6