[K12OSN] Custom XF86Config

Jim McQuillan jam at mcquil.com
Thu Feb 24 21:32:55 UTC 2005


You still need to tell LTSP which X module to use, so that it can figure
out whether to run Xorg or an older XFree86 3.3.6 Xserver.  It needs to
make that decision BEFORE it uses your custom XF86Config file.  Go ahead
and tell it any module you want.  Then, it will run Xorg using your
custom file, which will cause it to actually use the X module specified
in the XF86Config file.

Jim McQuillan
jam at Ltsp.org

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, Jim Kronebusch wrote:

> > Okay so I went back about a month and found where Jim M
> > already told me to put the custom XF86 file into
> > /opt/ltsp/ppc/etc directory.  My error went away.  Now I just
> > need to figure out why it isn't booting.
> Let's try some more info here to see if anyone can help.
> I am unable to boot ppc indigo vintage iMacs from ltsp.  Boots to
> command prompt just fine, but when startx is issued it fails.  So I
> tried to load YDL in order to take a working XF86Config from it to slam
> on the server, YDL fails to load and startx.  So I slapped Ubuntu on it,
> bam, it works.  So I took the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 from the working
> Ubuntu iMac Indigo.  I put the config into
> /opt/ltsp/ppc/etc/XF86Config-4.indigo (I figure I would just name custom
> configs by mac flavor).  Then point in /opt/ltsp/ppc/etc/lts.conf
> "XF86CONFIG_FILE = XF86Config-4.indigo" under [ma:ca:dd:re:ss:xx].
> Now when I startx it still says I need to specify an XSERVER.  Shouldn't
> it be getting that from my XF86Config?
> Where do I start for troubleshooting this?
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