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Old 11-17-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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Xorg manual & reference

Hi all,

I am trying to compile Xorg6.x. i downloaded the source, extract but dont get any reference what is actually inside, how to configure it. I am trying to compile it, but dont have a clear idea how to setup it.

as far as i understand until now. I can do the configuration using the config/cf/host.def file. but i dont have also basic in Xwindow system. i try to read the config/cf/xorgsite.def (which said could be taken as host.def) but dont understand it.

so any good complete reference? i try to google it but nothing helps, and also look for books about x windows in amazon. but it seems they are quite outdate (199x). is it still reasonable to try read those book to get the basic understanding?

Old 11-17-2006, 10:13 AM   #2
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You might check out any of the older BLFS books (the ones before moving to modular X).
Old 11-22-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
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so i have been trying for the last couple of days to compile it.
i manage to know that the configuration should be done in config/cf/host.def file.

but one question is what options are available to put in there, i mean what #define mascors can i put inside the config/cf/host.def file? is it the one in the config/cf/README file? because some of the options used in the BLFS example are not writen there.

since i am developing an embedded sysem i use these macros:
#define HasZlib NO
#define HasFreetype2 NO
#define HasFontconfig NO
#define HasExpat NO

the compilation went well until the error saying that my cross compiler ld cannot find the -lncurses. that means i need to have ncurses library right? but i look in the directory extras/ and there is no ncurses package available as the other package (zlib, freetype, etc.)
so any other reference to do it?



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