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Brian C. Parkhurst wrote:[Tue Oct 26 2004, 06:36:52PM EDT]
> The -fPIC -DPIC definitely made a difference. I've been running Gentoo
> since January on this particular alpha but have yet (Xfree or Xorg) to
> get X to run locally. Always server core exit on run.
I'm running xorg-x11-6.8 on XP1000 with no problems without needing to
explicitly specify -fPIC
> I was also getting lots of:
> Elf_RelocateEntry() Unsupported relocation type 10
> Which googling pointed to PIC problems with the compilation.
Oh, really? I wasn't aware of that. Could you point to the pages?
> Xorg -configure always worked okay. Last problem I was having was xfs
> giving a floating point exception on startup.
This isn't related to -fPIC. I include -mieee in CFLAGS on alpha
which would probably fix that problem for you. (I'd like it if
everybody would include -mieee in CFLAGS on alpha... there's almost no
code out there that's written to work with the non-ieee behavior, so
it's just asking for trouble to build without it)
> The build took 12 hours and I am still getting the ELF errors but it
> looks as the X continues to run and doesn't server exit.
> (I'm not actually at the console at the moment to see the X though).
> BTW, this alpha server 800 with an add-on ATI RagePro3D+TV (Mach 64
> I disabled the onboard S3 VGA as it wasn't supported except as a VGA.
Good to hear it's working... I don't have an ATI adapter on alpha to
test at the moment. My daily workstation has an Elsa GLoria.
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