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    CAn somebody who is successful post a brief guide to build Xorg 7.3.

    I am facing problems dloading from git as i am behind a http proxy requiring authentication.

    I am running FC4 Xorg 6.8.2 kernel 2.6.17 and have my reasons not to upgrade the distro.

    Will 7.3 work with this.

    Thanks any way

  • #2
    Well folks now i think that since 7.3 is toooo new to install i will make do with 7.2

    i have dloaded the tarballs
    what do i do next.????

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    • #3
      Have you considered just pointing your yum repos to one from say Fedora 7 and then selectively upgrading all X related packages?
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael View Post
        Have you considered just pointing your yum repos to one from say Fedora 7 and then selectively upgrading all X related packages?
        are you sure that wont vreate any probs wht soever
        can generaly packages created for fc7 be installed on another Fc (lower versions)

        wont it have higher dependencies


        moreover i wud really like to bbuild X and keep my original as well so that i can switch when necessary

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        • #5
          See this.

          Short version:
          1. download everything from here
          2. download damageproto 1.1 separately
          3. download latest Mesa3D and unpack it somewhere near
          4. download the build-from-tarballs.sh script
          5. assuming you're installing to /usr/X11R7.3:
          - export PATH=/usr/X11R7.3/bin:$PATH
          - export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/X11R7.3/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH

          6. ./build-from-tarballs.sh -m PATH_TO_MESA -n -bz2 -e /usr/X11R7.3

          That's it.

          EDIT: you may have to modify the script to suit your needs. I added -j8 to make, removed fonts, docs and all the drivers I didn't need.
          Last edited by Xipeos; 10-25-2007, 10:37 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Xipeos View Post
            See this.

            Short version:
            1. download everything from here
            2. download damageproto 1.1 separately
            3. download latest Mesa3D and unpack it somewhere near
            4. download the build-from-tarballs.sh script
            5. assuming you're installing to /usr/X11R7.3:
            - export PATH=/usr/X11R7.3/bin:$PATH
            - export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/X11R7.3/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH

            6. ./build-from-tarballs.sh -m PATH_TO_MESA -n -bz2 -e /usr/X11R7.3

            That's it.

            EDIT: you may have to modify the script to suit your needs. I added -j8 to make, removed fonts, docs and all the drivers I didn't need.
            Ok thanks but a couple of things still linger:-

            1. why do you need to dload damageproto separately.
            2. I have X116.8.2 installed in /usr/X11R6 and i want to use both interghangeably just for the reason that I may end up with some problem in 7.3.
            i) Will running X11R7.3 change my system so that i cant revert back.
            ii) How could i accomplish this.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TheIcebreaker View Post
              1. why do you need to dload damageproto separately.
              You need damageproto 1.1.0 to compile, but only 1.0.3 is provided in the 7.3 tree.

              *EDIT: meh this is no longer true, sorry for the false information.

              Originally posted by TheIcebreaker View Post
              2. I have X116.8.2 installed in /usr/X11R6 and i want to use both interghangeably just for the reason that I may end up with some problem in 7.3.
              i) Will running X11R7.3 change my system so that i cant revert back.
              ii) How could i accomplish this.
              Move /usr/X11R6 to /usr/X11R6_old then create a link from 7.3 to R6:
              Code:
              mv /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11R6_old&&ln -s /usr/X11R7.3 /usr/X11R6
              Some people intall X11 directly in /usr, but this way it's cleaner and much easier to up/downgrade.

              When you want to go back, simply remove the link and rename X11R6_old to X11R6.
              Last edited by Xipeos; 10-26-2007, 03:34 AM.

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              • #8
                I tried the above metod got all the dependencies and after multiple build attempts i am getting errors.

                error in building input evdev ,vmmouse for a few
                what do i do.


                Originally posted by Xipeos View Post
                You need damageproto 1.1.0 to compile, but only 1.0.3 is provided in the 7.3 tree.

                *EDIT: meh this is no longer true, sorry for the false information.



                Move /usr/X11R6 to /usr/X11R6_old then create a link from 7.3 to R6:
                Code:
                mv /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11R6_old&&ln -s /usr/X11R7.3 /usr/X11R6
                Some people intall X11 directly in /usr, but this way it's cleaner and much easier to up/downgrade.

                When you want to go back, simply remove the link and rename X11R6_old to X11R6.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TheIcebreaker View Post
                  error in building input evdev ,vmmouse for a few
                  what do i do.
                  You most likely do not need any other input drivers than keyboard, mouse and joystick. I do not know why evdev, vmmouse and the others fail, but I don't really care (I just removed them from the beginning like I said before).

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                  • #10
                    can you just post an ls -R of your build directory

                    Originally posted by Xipeos View Post
                    You most likely do not need any other input drivers than keyboard, mouse and joystick. I do not know why evdev, vmmouse and the others fail, but I don't really care (I just removed them from the beginning like I said before).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TheIcebreaker View Post
                      can you just post an ls -R of your build directory
                      No. Why would you want it? Here's the script diff though (I'm assuming this is want you really want).

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                      • #12
                        Well the install went well.
                        Everything was built except some input drivers and video-glide.
                        But as you said i dont need that.

                        Problem now is that I tried to install the fglrx driver on the new Xorg after symlinking and all that.
                        installer said everything ok.

                        But there were no Libfglrx files inside and no aticonfig
                        it only copied a dri module in X11R7.3/modules/dri

                        but modules are supposed to be in xorg/modules I suppose.
                        In the end expectedly the fglrx module did not load and X could not start.
                        any ideas.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TheIcebreaker View Post
                          But there were no Libfglrx files inside and no aticonfig
                          it only copied a dri module in X11R7.3/modules/dri
                          I can't know for sure, as I don't know how your system is set up. In my experience, the ati installer puts its files in /usr/lib/{dri,xorg} which are symlinks to /usr/X11/lib/{modules/dri,xorg} respectively. You should check that those links are not broken, or the installer will just abandon.

                          Originally posted by TheIcebreaker
                          but modules are supposed to be in xorg/modules I suppose.
                          On my system, only libfglrxdrm.so and fglrx_drv.so are in xorg/modules/{linux,drivers}.

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                          • #14
                            are plz give me your ls -R X11R7.3
                            I need to verify wat all is missing.


                            I dont have many programs in bin like
                            1 xterm
                            2 glxinfo
                            3 glxgears

                            etc

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TheIcebreaker View Post
                              I dont have many programs in bin like
                              1 xterm
                              2 glxinfo
                              3 glxgears

                              etc
                              That's because they come from different packages. xterm from xterm (obviously) and glxinfo&gears from MesaDemos.

                              I considered for a moment pasting ls -R somewhere, but it's 5000 something lines. Here's ls /usr/X11/bin though:

                              Code:
                              # ls /usr/X11R7.3_old/bin/
                              X@            dga*          inw@          oclock*     smproxy*                    xconsole*    xfindproxy*  xkbvleds*    xmore*                xset*         xvinfo*
                              Xnest*        editres*      ioport*       outb@       startx*                     xcursorgen*  xfontsel*    xkbwatch*    xon*                  xsetmode*     xwd*
                              Xorg*         fontname.sh*  lbxproxy*     outl@       sxpm*                       xcutsel*     xfs*         xkill*       xorgconfig*           xsetpointer*  xwininfo*
                              Xvfb*         fontprop.sh*  listres*      outw@       twm*                        xdbedizzy*   xfsinfo*     xload*       xphelloworld*         xsetroot*     xwud*
                              appres*       fonttosfnt*   lndir*        pcitweak*   viewres*                    xditview*    xft-config*  xlogo*       xplsprinters*         xsm*
                              atobm*        fslsfonts*    luit*         proxymngr*  x11perf*                    xdm*         xfwp*        xlsatoms*    xpr*                  xstdcmap*
                              bdftopcf*     fstobdf*      makedepend*   revpath*    x11perfcomp*                xdmshell*    xgamma*      xlsclients*  xprehashprinterlist*  xtrapchar*
                              beforelight*  gccmakedep*   makeg*        rstart*     xauth*                      xdpr*        xgc*         xlsfonts*    xprop*                xtrapin*
                              bitmap*       gtf*          makestrs*     rstartd*    xauth_switch_to_sun-des-1*  xdpyinfo*    xhost*       xmag*        xpsimplehelloworld*   xtrapinfo*
                              bmtoa*        iceauth*      mergelib*     scanpci*    xbiff*                      xdriinfo*    xinit*       xman*        xpxthelloworld*       xtrapout*
                              ccmakedep*    ico*          mkdirhier*    sessreg*    xcalc*                      xedit*       xkbbell*     xmessage*    xrandr*               xtrapproto*
                              cleanlinks*   imake*        mkfontdir*    setxkbmap*  xclipboard*                 xev*         xkbcomp*     xmh*         xrdb*                 xtrapreset*
                              cvt*          inb@          mkfontscale*  showfont*   xclock*                     xeyes*       xkbevd*      xmkmf*       xrefresh*             xtrapstats*
                              cxpm*         inl@          mkhtmlindex*  showrgb*    xcmsdb*                     xfd*         xkbprint*    xmodmap*     xrx*                  xvidtune*
                              If you followed the instructions, and only some drivers failed, then you *have* everything.
                              Last edited by Xipeos; 10-31-2007, 08:47 AM.

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