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Old 06-14-2003, 02:24 PM   #1
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BLFS: XFree86; TDFX(0) Cannot open /dev/mem. And some other related questions

Now that I have LFS going, I want to go graphic and to this end I have been doing some experimenting. I first tried to install the 4.2.0 version of XFree86 and was getting compile problems:

... unexpected seperator ... "|"

This error was encountered by bison.

But this was an experiment and not really BLFS at all. Anybody has any clues about it, I would appreciated it. But ...

I went ahead and installed XFree86 4.3.0 as per the BLFS book instructions except I didn't change the kernel. When I tested the .new config file, I got the following error:

TDFX(0) Cannot open /dev/mem

Is this due to something that should have been fixed during a recompile of the kernel or what? In the instructions there are two kernel related operations, one before the compile of XFree86 and one after. If I have to do the first one over again, do I have to recompile XFree86 again? I am not too disappointed at this point, it was exciting to see XFree86 working at all.

Is there something I can do to get 4.2.0 going? I would like to try ATI's drivers with it and they do not support 4.3.0.

Any and all tips and clues would be appreciated.

Last edited by SparceMatrix; 06-15-2003 at 04:27 PM.
Old 06-14-2003, 02:38 PM   #2
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Also ...

I have the paperback vesion of the 4.1 LFS book and it came with a CDROM that had XFree86 4.2.1 on it. Can I install this version with some other version of BLFS? Where would I get such a book? This might be a clue as to how to install 4.2.1.


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