Platform Specific

David G daveg68+list-xorg at
Fri Jul 9 10:05:24 PDT 2010

While I have not yet located answers to all my questions I did just
happen across some helpful bits in the git tree of which have recent
changes. For anyone else looking for dependency and module lists and
some relational information you may useful the scripts and lists at:

Specifically the xorg.modules and xorg-7.0 modules as well as the
various build scripts have provided me some additional information
regarding dependency and build ordering and such.


On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 4:34 PM, David G <daveg68+list-xorg at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am attempting to build kdrive (or xorg) for several specific
> platforms (via cross compiling) and my goal is to end up with just
> enough of a feature set to fire up rdesktop/vnc or other apps without
> a window manager and as the only running app. Obviously with
> keyboard/mouse functionality.
> After reading much of the wiki and other sources regarding kdrive and
> modular xorg I still am at a loss as to what the minimum
> requirements/dependencies are for a kdrive server and including
> platform specific video driver. Can anyone shed some light on bare
> minimum dependencies for kdrive + video driver and/or point me in the
> direction of where to continue reading?
> I have walked through building individual components one by one in
> attempt to learn what depends on what and have a much better grasp on
> some of the dependencies than I did a couple days ago however I am
> still lacking knowledge. What would be very helpful would be docs
> which explain each component so I can (hopefully) choose which is
> needed and which isn't.
> For example I see the xorg-server configure option
> --disable-screensaver which is what I prefer...don't need one, does
> this mean that scrnsaverproto is not needed then? If this device will
> never be rendering video or 3d what more can I disable and/or not have
> to install?
> Is libXau, pixman, libXfont, etc even needed?
> I don't mind readinging/researching deeper if someone can point me to
> more information about the relationship and dependencies between the
> various components.
> Thanks in advance for any assistance.
> -D

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