Re: Minimal X-Windows Setup
"Kevin B. McCarty" <kmccarty@Princeton.EDU> wrote:
> Stephen Yorke wrote:
> > I have tried the EXACT listing you have here but it still puts on all
> > the xserver-xorg-video-* stuff...I do not know exactly how much overhead
> > these packages add but I would really rather using just the VESA driver
> > and remove the rest...but a question about that...how do I force the
> > usage of just the VESA driver?
> If you're using aptitude or apt-get at the command line, try putting
> xserver-xorg-video-vesa at the beginning of the list, like this:
> aptitude install xserver-xorg-video-vesa xserver-xorg [...]
> or else just install xserver-xorg-video-vesa FIRST and then all the
> other stuff in a second run.
> The trick here is that the -vesa package Provides "xserver-xorg-video".
> So if you install xserver-xorg-video-vesa FIRST, then xserver-xorg's
> dependency on "xserver-xorg-video-all | xserver-xorg-video" is satisfied
> without APT having to pull in xserver-xorg-video-all (a meta-package
> that, as its name says, pulls in every video driver).
> Similarly you can specify a particular package that Provides
> "xserver-xorg-input" to prevent the xserver-xorg-input-all meta-package
> from pulling in all the input drivers. Just make sure you know exactly
> which one you need! And if you change your hardware in the future,
> remember that you may need to install new -video-<something> and/or
> -input-<something> packages to suit.
I've had good results with aptitude in interactive mode when doing
stuff like this.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.