FreeBSD Port: xorg-7.3_1
jhein at timing.com
Thu Mar 6 21:16:53 UTC 2008
Laurent Grangeau wrote at 20:45 +0100 on Mar 6, 2008:
> Hi there !
> I've been using FreeBSD now for 4 months and it's a great OS. But is there a
> way to install minimal Xorg server without installing the meta-port (and
> thus, without all of the drivers) ?
> I'm using portinstall as the installer and I've been able to install
> completely xorg-xserver and nvidia-driver until now, but I'm not able tu
> launch the "startx" script. Where is that damned script (I mean, in which
> package) ?
> I'm running minimal install of FreeBSD 7.0.
You don't have to install the x11/xorg metaport.
If you look in x11/xorg/Makefile, you can see the pieces it installs.
For a semi-minimal X, you probably want xorg-protos, xorg-libraries,
xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps, xorg-server and your driver. You probably
don't need everything in xorg-apps (who uses xmore?), nor, of course,
everthing in xorg-drivers. In xorg-apps, xterm & xinit are pretty basic.
At one point there was talk of an xorg-lite metaport, but I don't know
of anything that actually exists.
startx is in the xinit port that is installed as part of xorg-apps.
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