Re: XFree86 4.0 binaries
On Wed, May 10, 2000 at 09:51:56AM +1000, Brendan J Simon wrote:
> Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > > How recent a kernel do I need ? One from CVS ?
> > > I am using the one from Ben H's site (vmlinux-2.2.15pre14).
> > For a mach64 chip, you might need a 2.3.x kernel - don't know exactly.
> > But as you have a Rage128, it doesn't matter, you can use the fbdev driver
> > (until r128 recognizes your chip) with the correct bus ID.
> > > I'll try the server on our G4 and see how that goes.
> > Should be pleasant. :)"
> I hope so. The X server does get further on the G4. It recognises the video
> chip fine but it gets stuck with the pointer and keyboard devices.
fine to hear that ...
> I went to the XFree86 Australian mirror and read the online documentation for
> 4.0. It says for USB mouse to use either "usb" or "auto" protocols. The server
> does not recognise "usb" and dies. It does recognise "auto" but the mouse does
> not work. I get an awful bright green background with the normal X cursor stuck
> in the middle of the screen.
i guess that XFree 4.0 don't like the usb -> adb translation stuff in the
kernel, but then i am no expert ...
> Do I need a kernel parameter option ? ie. video=.... ?
Don't think so ...
> The keyboard section in XF86Config has "XkbModel" set to "amiga" and the
> "XkbLayout" set to "de_CH". There is no documentation (that I could find on the
> Australian mirror) on these options. I set the XkbModel to "mac" and the
> XkbLayout to "en_AU". Are these options OK (I doubt it as I guessed these) ?
> Where can I find more info on these options ?
I don't know, i guess the en_AU should be ok (you could try plain en i think)
but not sure about the mac part, maybe it is macintosh or pmac or something.
i use "pc" and "fr" on the i386 box i am playing XF4.0 with.
> BTW: Does the option "UseFBDev" in the Rage128 Device section make the server use
> the fbdev driver ?