[OLPC-devel] No Makefile exist in Xorg7.2
jg at laptop.org
Tue Sep 12 10:57:31 EDT 2006
On Tue, 2006-09-12 at 10:23 +0700, supat at supat.eu.org wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> I did not understand your words.
> I did get Xorg exactly at site you said and it was version 184.108.40.206
> It did not have amd but I got amd from another site and it did work
> correctly under 220.127.116.11
> I did not use jhbuild but simply follow build.sh under /util
> And that solve my problem because one line:
> At the begining of .sh help me to reduce space from 2 GB to be acceptible
> to put in usb drive.
> BTW: old versions of amd is not the origin of problem in usb8xxx too. So,
> please don't worry about old versions I used.
You got an older version of the driver, rather than either a consistent
version from Fedora or a consistent version from GIT on Freedesktop.org.
The driver you grabbed is out of date and has (many) more bugs, most of
them since fixed, and you will waste our time with any bug reports filed
So I must worry about what driver you run. You will continue to waste
our time and hinder development if you use the wrong driver, as you
Do not mix and match drivers with X servers. Do not take pieces from
random locations. Please read and understand what we tell you.
Unless you show more care in your development work, we will be forced to
decide that spending time coaching you is a waste of time and ignore
you, which I don't think you want.
To get X, please either:
1) take apart the Fedora RPM's in the Fedora snapshots or:
2) Download and build (either using the build script or jhbuild)
current X development bits from git from freedesktop.org.
I recommend 2) *only* if you are going to develop/debug X itself, as
development snapshots taken at arbitrary times are more likely to have
problems than snapshots in the Fedora source RPM repository, which have
had at least minimal testing, and we know exactly what source was used
to build that version.
- Jim Gettys
Jordan, at this point removing the old amd driver from the AMD site
while adding a note that it is now developed on freedesktop.org would be
> Thank you,
> ps. FYI: I am sure the problem is on mechanism to bring up usb8xxx under
> slackware because slackware still using kernel 2.4 standard to run hotplug
> while fedora use kernel 2.6 method.
> On Mon, 11 Sep 2006, Jim Gettys wrote:
> > No, I believe you have an old version of the AMD driver.
> > The freedesktop git farm does have the AMD driver: but I suspect Jordan
> > has overlooked updating the build script (Jordan, I updated the jhbuild
> > modules file last week, so you don't have to deal with it).
> > - Jim
> > --
> > Jim Gettys
> > One Laptop Per Child
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