XFree on sparc versus syscons
jake at locore.ca
Fri Oct 24 22:42:57 PDT 2003
On Friday 24 October 2003 13:57, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 09:57:35AM -0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 04:25:12PM +0200, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > > Folks,
> > >
> > > I'm slightly puzzled on what it needs to get X on sparc64.
> > >
> > > I see that the XFree server reports that it needs
> > > syscons, as in:
> > >
> > > Fatal server error:
> > > xf86OpenConsole: No console driver found
> > > Supported drivers: syscons
> > > Check your kernel's console driver configuration and /dev
> > > entries
> > >
> > > In the kernel config files I see 'sc' is commented out in favor of
> > > the openfirmware console. Trying to build a kernel with 'sc' isn't much
> > > joy either as in:
> > CVS doesn't support syscons yet.
> So X on src from the main CVS repo is doomed. OK.
> Hmm. /me wonders about the Holy Sparc Grail hiding in p4 ;-)
> Is there a description out there somewhere how I can drag the
> src out of p4? I never worked p4 and have no clue at all about it.
There's no holy grail. See ~peter/p4cookbook.txt if you really want to setup
a p4 client. I won't support the code in p4, its my development area, which
I do for fun, and its private.
What's missing from cvs is the keyboard driver. At one point this and the
creator driver which I've committed would run X, but something is broken and
I haven't had time to debug it. I'm going away for the weekend, I'll commit
the keyboard driver when I get back.
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