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Installing X

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On Fri, 3 May 2002, Drew Taylor wrote:

> Well, I did DL & try the RPMs first. :-) But they had several dependencies 
> I could not resolve: libXaw3d, and kernel-drm(?) I noticed that the 2.4.9 
> kernel RPM solved the kernel-??? dependency, but I could not figure out the 
> libXaw3d thing. I don't need anything fancy now as the server has a 1MB 
> Mach64 video card in it (can you say 800x600x16 bit?).

   It might be safe to ignore both dependencies (--nodeps to rpm), or you 
could install the Xaw3d and kernel RPMs.  IIRC, you would get no benefit 
from having DRM (Direct Rendering Manager, I think) in place anyway, and X 
will just disable DRI if it doesn't detect the capability in the kernel.  

Xaw3d, OTOH, might be nice to have.  From the package description:

* Xaw3d is an enhanced version of the MIT Athena Widget set for
* the X Window System.
* You should install Xaw3d if you are using applications which incorporate
* the MIT Athena widget set and you'd like to incorporate a 3D look into
* those applications.

   I'm not quite sure how applications would behave if they expected 
Xaw3d and it wasn't there.  A quick look at its requirements seems to 
indicate that it would install without causing further problems.

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