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From: bd...@gag.com (Bdale Garbee)
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Subject: XFree86-2.0 Binaries for BSD/386 1.0
Date: 2 Nov 93 18:08:37 GMT
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I've been happily running the 16-color VGA server from XFree86-2.0 on my
Toshiba T4500C for about a day and a half now.  By popular demand, I have made
this server binary, my config file, and a tar/gzip of my entire /usr/X386
tree that resulted from the build available for ftp.

Look on col.hp.com, in misc/bsdi.  X386.tar.gz is about 15.5Meg, and unpacks to
something like 33meg.  XF86_VGA16.gz is the server executable for 16-color VGA
including "generic" VGA cards, and Xconfig.gz is a config file that uses the
VGA16 server and PS/2-compatible trackball widget shipped with the T4500C.

The big tar-ball contains servers for S3 accelerated, SVGA non-accelerated,
monochrome (including generic VGA, SVGA and Hercules cards), and the previously
mentioned 16-color VGA.  I don't care about the 8514 or ATI (Mach) servers, so
did not build them.  The tar-ball also contains clients, fonts, include files,
man pages, and so on.  It does *not* contain clients from outside of the 'mit'
tree, nor does it include 'xv' which BSDI for some reason ships in the 
mit/clients source directory?  

Hope this is useful/amusing to someone other than me.  I have only tried the
16-color VGA server so far, I'd be pleased to hear from anyone who fires up
the S3 server before I get around to it in a week or two.

The XFree86-2.0 source tree explicitly supports BSD/386 1.0, and built with the
stock C compiler without incident or any tweaking at all outside of setting up
the site config file the way I wanted it.

Bdale

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From: randy@dsndata.BSDI.COM@ (Randy Terbush)
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Subject: Re: XFree86-2.0 Binaries for BSD/386 1.0
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Bdale Garbee writes:
 > The XFree86-2.0 source tree explicitly supports BSD/386 1.0, and built with the
 > stock C compiler without incident or any tweaking at all outside of setting up
 > the site config file the way I wanted it.

That's good to hear.  I have been beta-testing XFree86-2.0 with Mach8,
and S3 928 cards for the past couple of months.  Our company has been
forced to use XFree86 in order to support a Hitachi Digitizer tablet,
which is now a standard part of the XFree86 servers.

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From: bd...@gag.com (Bdale Garbee)
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> I haven't gotten around to it yet, but what I was planning to do is:
> 
> 	drop the Xfree86.2.0.tar.gz stuff (from ftp.x.org) into usr/src/X11/...

Well... what you really want to do is get a "clean" X11R5 at patchlevel 25 to
drop the .tar.gz on top of.  The BSDI stuff is modified, and they've moved a
couple of things around in the directory tree.  I don't think it'd be easy or
useful to overlay XFree86-2.0 on the BSDI X11 tree.

If you have infinite Internet bandwidth available just go to export.lcs.mit.edu
and grab the X11R5 "mit" distribution, and patch it with the available patches
to level 25, then overlay the XFree86 code and you're golden.

That's what I did.

If you have a CD around somewhere with a "stock" X11 distribution (I have a
couple from different places), you could start by copying that over to hard 
disk, then just ftp'ing the patches from MIT to get to pl25, and then 
overlaying the XFree86 stuff.

> Would you mind sharing your site config file?

Sure.  In fact, if there's sufficient demand, I suppose I could tar/gzip my
/usr/src/XFree86-2.0 in its entirety, but it'd be a *large* object.

> Thanks.  My main interest is in getting a working S3 801 server out of
> this.

I'll put the S3 server by itself from my system out on col.hp.com along with 
the other stuff in misc/bsdi.  In fact, I'll put all the servers I've built
there, they're pretty small in the global scheme of things.

Bdale