The Xorg drivers provide the means for the xserver to take advantage of installed hardware.
Download (HTTP): http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/individual/driver/
Download (FTP): ftp://ftp.x.org/pub/individual/driver/
Download MD5 sum: http://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/files/BLFS/xorg/md5sums
Download size: 18.7 MB
Estimated disk space required: 60.3 MB
Estimated build time: 6.9 SBU
To download the needed files using wget, use the following commands:
wget http://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/files/BLFS/xorg/driver-7.1.wget && mkdir driver && cd driver && wget -B http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/individual/driver/ \ -i ../driver-7.1.wget
The xf86-input-evdev, xf86-video-ati, xf86-video-fbdev, xf86-video-glint, and xf86-video-newport packages install man pages in UTF-8 encoding, and they will not display correctly using Man-DB. Issue the following command before building these packages to replace the offending characters with ones that man can properly display.
sed -i -e "s/\xc3\xb8/\\\\[\/o]/" \ -e "s/\xc3\xa4/\\\\[:a]/" \ -e "s/\xc3\x9c/\\\\[:U]/" man/*.man
It is very important not to build display drivers that cannot be used with your hardware. For instance, do not build Sun drivers for an x86 PC as the Sun drivers will expect to see SPARC symbols exported from the kernel. Failure to follow this warning will result in a display lockup, which requires a hard reboot, when configuring Xorg for the first time.
Install the drivers by running the following commands for each package:
./configure $XORG_CONFIG \ --with-xorg-module-dir=$XORG_PREFIX/lib/X11/modules && make
These packages do not provide test suites.
Now as the root user:
--with-xorg-module-dir=...: This switch ensures that the drivers are installed into the correct directory.
is the X-Video Motion Compensation client library for the Intel i810 video driver.
is the X-Video Motion Compensation client library for the VIA Unichrome video driver.
is the X-Video Motion Compensation client library for the VIA Unichrome Pro video driver.
Last updated on 2007-02-11 01:32:30 -0600