"XFree86 -configure" error

Brian Auld bauld at twcny.rr.com
Sat Nov 23 20:51:41 PST 2002

I was going through the XFree86 post-compile (successful!!) steps
in the BLFS book and encountered an error when running 'XFree86 -configure'.
It appears that its looking for rgb in '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb', but pukes
when it finds that that file is not there:

root:/usr/src/xc# ls /usr/X11R6/lib/X11
XErrorDB  XKeysymDB  config  locale

I also attached the file '/var/log/XFree86.0.log'.

I basically compiled XFree86 as the per the book. I went through a few
iterations of recompiling due to missing ';' errors in '.y' files. I did
a make clean and recompiled and consistently get this error message now.

Any ideas??

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XFree86 Version 4.2.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
Release Date: 3 September 2002
	If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
	newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
	reporting problems.  (See http://www.XFree86.Org/)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.19 i686 [ELF] 
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
         (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Sat Nov 23 18:16:12 2002
(--) using VT number 7

(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such file or directory)
Couldn't open RGB_DB '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb'
(II) Module ABI versions:
	XFree86 ANSI C Emulation: 0.1
	XFree86 Video Driver: 0.5
	XFree86 XInput driver : 0.3
	XFree86 Server Extension : 0.1
	XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.3
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module bitmap
(II) UnloadModule: "bitmap"
(EE) Failed to load module "bitmap" (module does not exist, 0)
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module pcidata
(II) UnloadModule: "pcidata"
(EE) Failed to load module "pcidata" (module does not exist, 0)

Fatal server error:
Unable to load required base modules, Exiting...

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to xfree86 at xfree86.org.

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