Why does XFree86 require DRI as module rather than built in?

Albert alwagner at tcac.net
Mon Feb 9 15:32:24 PST 2004

Ken Moffat wrote:
>  With 2.4.24 you should find that the kernel's dri options work with
>  X,
> it then come down to which you think is newer - if you go for the
> kernel
> version, I think you ought to be able to build it in.  But it's a long
> while since I was concerned with dri, I might be mistaken.

Thanks, Ken.  I guess I'll try both.  I prefer built in because I have
no experience with modules.  I suppose I may have to learn.

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thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible,
because there will be no words in which to express it."
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