Building NV driver from git

Corbin Simpson mostawesomedude at
Sun Oct 9 16:09:26 PDT 2011

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Harry Putnam <reader at> wrote:
> Running Debian wheezy
> After cloning the git repo for:
>   git://
> I got a slug of errors when running ./
> autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
> autoreconf: not using Gettext
> autoreconf: running: aclocal
> error: must install xorg-macros 1.8 or later before running autoconf/autogen
> the top level
> autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
> aclocal: /usr/bin/autom4te failed with exit status: 1
> autoreconf: aclocal failed with exit status: 1
> So is it just the macros I must have? And where are they obtained

If you don't mind me asking, why are you using nv? Debian offers
nouveau. Also, is there a problem with Debian's nv or nouveau?

~ C.

When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? ~ Keynes

Corbin Simpson
<MostAwesomeDude at>

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