Installing xorg >= 7.0

Warren Nagourney warren at
Wed Nov 28 18:43:15 PST 2007

I am a relative novice to linux and am doing some development work  
(involving the cell processor) on a Playstation 3 running Yellowdog  
Linux version 5.02 (which is based on fedora 5). Unfortunately, this  
distribution is very backward in nearly all ways - it is stuck at  
glibc 2.4 and xorg 7.0. I am anxious to try some graphics routines  
developed elsewhere which require a later version of xorg-server than  
I have (it needs >= and I have 1.0.1) and some other  
routines (xproto, fontsproto, renderproto and videoproto). I assume  
that by updating to a later version of xorg, I will meet my needs.

I tried to install the modular xorg and had the usual dependency  
problems (after compiling for several hours). I have no idea how to  
fix these. Can someone suggest a hopefully painless way of getting a  
more recent version of the needed xorg routines onto my system? I  
have considered installing Fedora 6 or 7 (which work fine on the  
PS3), but I have too much stuff already installed and don't look  
forward to such a transition.

Thanks very much for any help.

Warren Nagourney

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