*SUCCESS* with Modular Build - Awesome Display - Couple of Q's

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 21:16:10 PDT 2007

On 4/10/07, david rankin <drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > /etc/X11/xorg.conf is sort of hardcoded, override it with the -config
> > option. (see man Xorg). otherwise look at the top-level configure.ac  file
> > to change it.
> > make sure your Section "files" has a ModulePath entry to /tmp/modular/
> > lib/xorg/modules/{drivers|fonts|input} etc.
> > remove all other module paths that point to other locations such as / usr.
> > your driver is probably in /tmp/modular/lib/xorg/modules/drivers, if
> > you're talking about the X driver.
> >
> I have found those drivers, but evidently the other piece of the puzzle I
> need is the i915.ko driver from the kernel, so I now looks like I will be
> obtaining or building a new kernel that just scares the stuff out of me. I
> don't want to blow away a system that is tweaked to perfection (except for
> the dri issue)
> >>    (2) Second question, How do I make my newly built /tmp/modular
> >> install my permanent install. Do I just recompile everthing with
> >> build.sh --prefix=/usr or can I just move the pieces over to /usr??  I am
> >> not that confortable with where all the pieces live to do it  that way,
> >> but if that is how you do it, I'm up for learning how.
> >
> > you need to rebuild. just moving won't work.
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> >   Peter
> >
> Thanks Peter, after wading my way though a new kernel install, I will
> rebuild with --prefix=/usr

Or just link /usr/bin/X to your new server update your ld.so.conf and
PATH and use /tmp/modular.  then you can switch back and forth between
the two installs.


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