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From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o, x11@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-sparc] [gentoo-dev] X-modular on sparc.
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 00:13:41
Message-Id: 1131028003.7203.66.camel@polylepis.inforead.com
This is a random list of observations/incompatibilities/missing(?)
features I have noticed after installing X-modular on three sparc
systems (SB1000(2x900) kernel=2.6.13-rc3-vanilla, U60(2x450)
kernel=2.6.14-U60-2x450, U2(2x400) kernel=2.4.31-sparc-r2). Some of this
is repetitious, some is new.  Some might have already been documented
elsewhere, but I just don't remember it.

1. (repetition ad nauseam): If you need sunffb_drv.so (Creator/Elite
graphics), you MUST rebuild it by hand; instructions in previous emails
and at https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4890 --- this is a
serious bug (show stopper).

2. (repetition): VTswitch (CTRL-ALT-Fx) is missing, any kernel or
system.  Probably a problem in kbd driver.

3. (repetition):  I haven't figured out how (if at all) to activate
AltGraph under kernel-2.6 (OK with 2.4).  It's needed for some graphics
(e.g., cent-sign, European quote marks, 1/4 symbol, and so on).

4. (new): Some libraries seem not to be provided (libXss, libdps,
libdpstk, and probably others).  libdps is probably needed for DPSgtk,
at least (but see below).  On the other hand, it might be that these
libraries are completely unneeded or that their facilities are provided
elsewhere.

5. (new) Some uncommon xorg-x11 utilities seem not to be provided.  For
example, pswrap (also needed for DPSgtk), gccmakedep (needed for some
games), and doubtless others.  They might be someplace disguised with
some other name, but I can't find them.

6.  Probably other things that haven't made enough of an impression on
me for me to recall them. :)

There is probably a mechanism in place for officially reporting this
sort thing, but I am too lazy to look it up, and I think this
information is potentially of general interest anyway.  Slight apologies
to those of you who receive several copies of this note or who have
already seen all of this from me.  (But very slight.)

Feedback, other than flames, requested.  If notes like this offend you,
I really don't need to know that.

Regards,
Ferris
-- 
Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Devrel)

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