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Dingo has cutdown Xorg drivers

April 14, 2008 — BarryK
When I built Dingo, it was with the aim of cutting out fat where possible. I virtually put Xorg together file by file, and chose a subset of the video drivers, that I thought would cover most hardware.

The video drivers are at /usr/X11R7/lib/xorg/modules/drivers, and this is the full set:

There was a recent post in the forum that someone needs the 'tdfx' driver, so I have now put that into Dingo, as well as the 'voodoo' driver, so this is what is now there:

Now, the thing is, I don't know if 'tdfx' and 'voodoo' need anything else to run, as some of the drivers need extra files that are located at /usr/X11R7/lib/xorg but may not be in Dingo. I only put in drivers for which I could find the hardware to test on, then I was able to determine any extra files needed.

So, when you get 4.00beta2 and have video hardware that needs 'tdfx' or 'voodoo', give it a go and examine the log file, /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see if it was unable to find anything, then let me know.

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