XFree86 (cvs) & xfs

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at anciens.enib.fr
Sun Jul 27 17:12:12 PDT 2003

On Monday 28 July 2003 01:31, you (Dagmar d'Surreal) wrote :
 > xfs doesn't start itself, you know.  If you do this configuration
 > change, you will have to start xfs yourself before you start X.

Yes, I know! That's why I made a script in /etc/rc.d/init.d I called
xfs, and that is started at boot time, which calls xfs with
-daemon -config /etc/X11/fs/config   options. And the script is
symlinked in rc5.d as S85xfs. Which should suffice.

Alternatively, I ran xfs from cmd line, restarted X (with Ctrl-Alt-BS)
and looked back to the console where I started xfs : nothing, and
the log said XFree could not initialize that particuliar FontPath.

Here I'm stuck with it... I tried every combinations of tcp and unix
protocols, with or localhost, or even the real hostname,
changing the port to an (un)privildged one (below 1024), but that
didn't help either... :-(

What I don't get is that my MDK with XFree 4.?.? (!4.3) works with xfs
and I 'copied' the config files from it... :-/ Weird...

In the meantime, I recompiled X, and now xfs spits out something
regarding inet6, stating it can't somewhat open a socket, which I
suppose is related to IPv6, which my kernel does _not_ support (on
purpose!). But xfs says no such thing for inet4 (or whatever IPv4 is).
Weird again... I assume it can initialize itself for IPv4.

Well, I guess I have nothing to meddle in /etc/xinetd.conf, as xfs
is no service, but please can you back that up?

Thanks for your attention, Dagmar!


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