Building a driver module for older versions of xorg?
mwd at ndiyo.org
Tue May 29 06:42:23 PDT 2007
I've been very kindly helped by MrCopper on the xorg-devel IRC
channel and I now have the driver built on Feisty by adding the
I definitely appreciate the new modular Xorg system now :)
On 29 May 2007, at 12:12, Michael Dales wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've managed to build a simple device driver by checking out the
> latest xorg tree which I got as per the instructions here:
> This all worked fine, and I build a full X setup and then built my
> driver, and it all works with that server.
> Now I want to give my driver to people to test, but they're running
> Ubuntu Edgy or Feisty, and they ship with an older version of the
> xorg server. In particular, the ABI version has changed - in the
> tree I built the driver ABI is specified in xf86Module.h as 2.0,
> but I need to generate something compatible with ABI version 1.0 or
> My questions is what's the best way to achieve that?
> I've tried, unsuccessfully so far, to get an older version of the
> xorg tree. I did a git checkout of the current tree using the
> method described on ModularDevelopersGuide, and then reverted to
> the tag XORG-7_1 using "git checkout -b temp XORG-7_1" - this gave
> me something that was indeed older, but it fails to build, failing
> in libXfonts due to FreeType problems outlined in http://
> I'm assuing that somewhere/somehow I can get a 7.1 tree that
> builds, but I'm not trying the correct technique?
> Any advice greatly appreciated.
> -- Michael
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