Xorg - minimal

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at optushome.com.au
Sat Oct 18 14:41:23 UTC 2008

On 2008-Oct-17 10:32:41 -0400, Eitan Adler <eitanadlerlist at gmail.com> wrote:
>Here is the list I generated from pkg_info when I was first able to run
>the X server. If anyone is able to run "startx" with fewer ports please
>let me know.

You should be able to get by without any gnome baggage.

>How can I handle the video drivers?  Not all systems need all drivers.
>I don't want to depend on xorg-drivers, however you can't get X to start
>without a video driver.  Can some kind of check be done in the Makefile?

Unless you actually install all the drivers, go through the
configuration process to work out which ones to use and then uninstall
the rest, the best you could probably do is to run pciconf and use a
config file to map PCI IDs to potential video drivers.  Some things to
keep in mind with this approach are:
- pciconf has to run as root and so has to be inside the su part.
- Some video cards have different potential drivers (eg Intel, nVIDIA).
- People may have multiple, different video cards present.
- Several drivers are virtual (eg dummy, fbdev)

Peter Jeremy
Please excuse any delays as the result of my ISP's inability to implement
an MTA that is either RFC2821-compliant or matches their claimed behaviour.
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