Xorg-Server-1.18.4

Introduction to Xorg Server

The Xorg Server is the core of the X Window system.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.9 platform.

This package is known to build properly using the gcc-6 compiler.

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Xorg Server Dependencies

Required

OpenSSL-1.0.2h or Nettle-3.2 or libgcrypt-1.7.2, Pixman-0.34.0, Xorg Fonts, and xkeyboard-config-2.18

Recommended

Optional

acpid-2.0.27 (runtime), Doxygen-1.8.11 (to build API documentation), fop-2.1, (to build documentation), ghostscript-9.19 (to build documentation), xcb-util-keysyms-0.4.0 (used by Xnest), xcb-util-image-0.4.0, xcb-util-renderutil-0.3.9, xcb-util-wm-0.4.1 (all three to build Xephyr) xmlto-0.0.28 (to build documentation) and libunwind

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/Xorg7Server

Installation of Xorg Server

If you have downloaded the optional patch, apply it by running the following command:

patch -Np1 -i ../xorg-server-1.18.4-add_prime_support-1.patch

Install the server by running the following commands:

./configure $XORG_CONFIG          \
            --enable-glamor       \
            --enable-suid-wrapper \
            --with-xkb-output=/var/lib/xkb &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check. You will need to run ldconfig as the root user first or some tests may fail.

Now as the root user:

make install &&
mkdir -pv /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

Command Explanations

--enable-glamor: Build the Glamor DIX (Device Independent X) module which is currently required for Southern Islands and Sea Islands radeon video chipsets, optional for some other radeons, and also optional for the intel driver. It is also used by the modesetting driver (which is part of this package) for hardware using KMS which offers acceleration.

--enable-suid-wrapper: Build suid-root wrapper for legacy driver support on rootless xserver systems.

--disable-systemd-logind --enable-install-setuid: These switches disable systemd-logind integration and restore the setuid bit to the Xorg executable, allowing Xorg Server to work without having the systemd PAM module installed and set up.

--enable-dmx: Build DMX (Distributed Multihead X) server.

--enable-kdrive: this option allows the configure script to enable Xephyr if its dependencies are met.

Contents

Installed Programs: cvt, gtf, X, Xnest, Xorg, and Xvfb; optional: dmxaddinput, dmxaddscreen, dmxinfo, dmxreconfig, dmxresize, dmxrminput, dmxrmscreen, dmxtodmx, dmxwininfo, vdltodmx, Xdmx, xdmxconfig, Xephyr, and Xfbdev
Installed Libraries: several under $XORG_PREFIX/lib/xorg/modules/{,drivers,extensions} including modesetting_drv.so
Installed Directories: $XORG_PREFIX/{include/xorg,lib/xorg,share/X11/xorg.conf.d} and /var/lib/xkb

Short Descriptions

cvt

calculates VESA CVT mode lines.

dmx*

are various tools used for manipulating the dmx server.

gtf

calculates VESA GTF mode lines.

vdltodmx

is a tool used to convert VDL config files to DMX config files.

X

is a symbolic link to Xorg.

Xdmx

is a proxy X server that uses one or more other X servers as its display devices.

Xephyr

is a nested X server which supports modern X extensions.

Xnest

is a nested X server.

Xorg

is the X11R7 X Server.

Xvfb

is the virtual framebuffer X server for X Version 11.

xdmxconfig

is a graphical configuration utility for the dmx server.

modesetting_drv.so

provides a video driver for machines using Kernel Mode Setting (KMS). This will use glamor if that has been enabled and the hardware offers acceleration.

Last updated on 2016-07-24 17:52:11 -0500