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Old 03-19-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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Package for Slackware, rebuild xorg


I am trying to install drivers for my videocard and then I need a source-tree of xorg. I don't want to reconfigure xorg to fit my computer so I thought I could use the configuration installed in slackware by default.

So, does anyone know how to get a source-tree for a slackware 10.0 package?
 
Old 03-19-2005, 05:19 PM   #2
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Slackware comes in 4 CDs,

1) The Distro
2) KDE Internacional, GNOME, extras
3, 4) SOURCES


U can download them everywhere
 
Old 03-19-2005, 05:30 PM   #3
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Slackware ftp server
 
Old 03-19-2005, 05:48 PM   #4
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Re: Package for Slackware, rebuild xorg

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Originally posted by MezzyMeat
I am trying to install drivers for my videocard and then I need a source-tree of xorg. I don't want to reconfigure xorg to fit my computer so I thought I could use the configuration installed in slackware by default.

So, does anyone know how to get a source-tree for a slackware 10.0 package?
are you sure you need the sources of xorg ?
normally you would need the sources of the kernel you use.
can you tell what driver that is ?

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Old 03-19-2005, 10:13 PM   #5
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Re: Re: Package for Slackware, rebuild xorg

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are you sure you need the sources of xorg ?
normally you would need the sources of the kernel you use.
can you tell what driver that is ?

egag
Yes, I am sure that I need the source for xorg. I need to compile a library, a driver and a drm-module to get support for my Unichrome IGP intergrated in the VIA K8N800 chipset. I took a look at the source-cds but did not know where too look. I read that you should get some rpm-source-files and use them so you would not have to reconfigure the xorg. But I cannot find any for Slackware and thought I maybe should look for .tgz-files.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 10:24 PM   #6
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ok....then if you have all 4 cd.'s, you can find the sources on 3 or 4
in a dir. called /src/X11 or smth like that.
they will all be tgz.

if you don't have the cd's, go to a Slackware-mirror site and download them from there.

i guess you can just install them with pkgtool, or "installpkg * ".
there will be a readme...

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Old 03-19-2005, 10:27 PM   #7
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I can only find trees of the same files that I already have on my system. But I need the source for xorg that has been configured for Slackware, like a rpm-source for a certain dist. I need it to build packages against it and then rebuild xorg with the source. Does Slackware come with this source or do I have to find some sort of packages somewhere?
 
Old 03-19-2005, 10:53 PM   #8
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well...here is a mirror :

ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/dist.../source/x/x11/

but it's not tgz. all tar-balls.
you'll need some more advice on how to use them........
( i never used those... )

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Quote:
Originally posted by MezzyMeat
I can only find trees of the same files that I already have on my system. But I need the source for xorg that has been configured for Slackware, like a rpm-source for a certain dist. I need it to build packages against it and then rebuild xorg with the source. Does Slackware come with this source or do I have to find some sort of packages somewhere?
The mirror I gave you in post #3 is the "official" Slackware site, and nothing but source files. What you need are in the x subdirectory, I believe...
 
Old 03-20-2005, 01:48 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chinaman
The mirror I gave you in post #3 is the "official" Slackware site, and nothing but source files. What you need are in the x subdirectory, I believe...
There is only X11 in the x-directory. I need to have the same thing as if I would have downloaded xorg from their official site (x.org) and configured it bymyself to fit Slackware. Because I need to compile some stuff and use them later when rebuilding X. Can I get all this by downloading the x-directory from the official slackware site?
 
Old 03-20-2005, 05:32 AM   #11
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Sorry, mate, I don't know. Perhaps you could look
at xorg and at Slack and compare.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 06:32 AM   #12
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to configure it the same way as slack, get it from a slackware mirror ( as well as the patches from the same directory) and apply the patches. beware that xorg/Xfree86 does not use the autoconf/make system, it uses Imake which is entirely different. If you have a machine that is of decent speed, and you absolutely need the source that you are running, xorg is a big build but not too long.
 
  


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