Most users will want to install the new X server and use it in place of their old X server. This section explains how to do that.
Developers, on the other hand, may just want to test the X server without actually installing it as their default server. If you want to do that, skip to the next section.
Here are the installation commands:
su cd ~/DRI-CVS/build/xc make install
You may need to edit your XF86Config file to enable the DRI.
The config file is usually installed as
See the DRI User Guide for details, but basically, you need
to load the "glx" and "dri" modules and add a "DRI" section.
On the DRI web site, in the resources section, you'll find example XF86Config files for a number of graphics cards. These configuration files also setup DRI options so it's highly recommended that you look at these examples.
The XFree86 4.x server can generate a basic configuration file itself. Simply do this:
cd /usr/X11R6/bin ./XFree86 -configureA file named
/root/XF86Config.newwill be created. It should allow you to try your X server but you'll almost certainly have to edit it. For example, you should add
VertRefreshoptions to the
Modesoptions to the
Screensection. Also, the
ModulePathoption in the
Filessection should be set to
The new X server should be ready to use now.
Start your X server in your usual manner.
Often times the
startx command is used: