modular build issues (savage and xkb)

Felix Kühling fxkuehl at
Wed Sep 7 08:55:02 PDT 2005

Am Mittwoch, den 07.09.2005, 15:29 +0300 schrieb Georgi Hristov:
> Hi all,
> i'v just built the modular xorg as described in the wiki -
> first, then
> -s sudo /opt/x11

The first time I did this, sudo timed out and asked for a password
again. But I had redirected output to a file, so I just thought it had
finished. Make sure that your build actually completed and that you have
all the drivers in /opt/x11/lib/xorg/modules/... You should also
add /opt/x11/lib to /etc/ and run ldconfig after installing

> It builds fine and runs, but with two glitches - on my Savage IX 
> videocard i don't have XVideo anymore, and also xkb configuration fails 
> to load, so no keyboard switching, and no VT switching :(
> Please tell me if these are problems of my build or this is the way it 
> works, and if so is there any hope of a fix soon or I just install some 
> older version...

Which X version are you upgrading from? If it's Xorg 6.8 or older (or
any XFree86 version) it may be 3D back and depth buffers hogging memory
that used to be available for XVideo. It would help to see a log file.

Don't know about the Xkb problem. Make sure that the InputDevice section
for your keyboard uses the "kbd" driver, not "keyboard".


> I also wonder if  it is ok to set the destination to something like 
> /opt/x11 if my previous install was in /usr/X11R6, as i see that various 
> config files and xkb config still look in either /usr/X11R6 or 
> /usr/lib/x11 ? For example "Xorg - configure" fails as it can't find its 
> video drivers, and if i provide /etc/X11/xorg.conf, it works then. Also 
> one other issue - Xorg is not installed with setuid, so I had to do it 
> manually, or it won't start. Also the X -> Xorg link was not created.
> regards,
> georgi

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