minimal X how to ?

Puneet Goel puneet.maillist at
Fri Jan 5 04:39:47 PST 2007


while checking lib directory of Xorg installation i am seeing that for any
of the lib there is a .a , .la and .so files.  wondering do we need all of
them ? only a static library or dynamic library should work.

any comments ?

On 1/2/07, Peter Hutterer <mailinglists at> wrote:
> On 03/01/2007, at 24:55 , Puneet Goel wrote:
> > I need to compile X for my CD image. I want to keep X to the
> > minimal with no eye candy and without unnecessary components/
> > drivers. Is there any list of basic components which i need to
> > include for minimal X. I have downloaded X fom git.
> >
> > or if anyone can tell me about what are the bare minimal components
> > i need to build for a working X. I can keep IceWM or any other
> > light frontend as my window manager.
> >
> > any hints ??
> X itself is pretty  much no eyecandy anyway, all the funky stuff is
> done by window managers and the like.
> if you really need to disable stuff, start browsing through the util/
> modular/ script and disable things one-by-one. Skip the apps
> directory, disable some drivers, maybe even some fonts.
> For the x server, just run a configure --help and it will list a few
> modules that you can disable (eg dmx)
> Cheers,
>   Peter
> --
> Multi-Pointer X Server
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