Building X11R7.1

Darran Kartaschew darran.kartaschew at
Mon Sep 18 04:10:43 UTC 2006

>-----Original Message-----
>From: crux-bounces at [mailto:crux-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Lucas Hazel
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> >From: crux-bounces at [mailto:crux-bounces at] 
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> >Sent: Tuesday, 12 September 2006 13:12
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> >Subject: Re: Building X11R7.1
> >
> On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 12:02:13PM +1000, Darran Kartaschew wrote:
> > Hi Guys,
> > 
> > I'm currently reinstalling CRUX (due to a HDD failure), and decided 
> > to try out Danm's v2.2 AMD64 test build.
> > 
> > Being one for trying new stuff, I've successfully installed the 
> > latest
> > kernel revision and have decided to try out X11R7.1 from (If I

> > stuff it up, nothing's lost due to being a clean install).
> > 
> > Anyway, I'm only getting about 90% the way through the install, with

> > an error on xkbcomp causing a floating point exception when 
> > rebuilding
> The build was started using the following command:
> # PATH=/usr/X11R7/bin:$PATH ./ -m
> /opt/src_/X11R7/Mesa-6.5 /usr/X11R7
>Tilman has an x11r7 repo, I used that. Perhaps you should give it a go.

Thanks, I've finally managed to get X11R7 installed and working. :)
(Updated to gcc4.1 and a friend downloaded the entire X11R7.1 source
from git and bzipped it for me).

Anyway, I've come across another problem. ATI drivers... I grabbed the
v8.28.8 rpm from for (the 17MB one, not the full 50MB+
installer), and getting a message about version mismatch when trying to
start X when using this driver? 
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.0
[R200Setup] X version mismatch - detected 7.1.0, required 

Does anyone know a way around this, or do I need to download the full
50MB+ installer and pray that I have all the requirements it needs, just
so I can get the correct driver installed? 


PS. Who said life was meant to be easy? :P

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