As usual I’m busy working on grml. udev is already part of the current grml-devel-iso. I was interested in the xorg xserver because according to many people it should be faster than the xfree86 xserver. xorg-packages for debian should be available as soon as sarge is released *harhar* so I decided to take the debian packages of ubuntu and give it a try.
If you are using a grml-system the following steps should work for you (it might work on pure debian systems as well but I haven’t tried yet):
# add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary main restricted universe multiverse # edit /etc/apt/apt.conf: APT::Default-Release "Hoary"; # now install the packages: apt-get update && apt-get install xserver-xorg xorg-common mv /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/xorg.conf rm /etc/X11/X ln -s /usr/X11R6/bin/Xorg /etc/X11/X
Then uncomment the APT::Default-Release-line in /etc/apt/apt.conf, run apt-get update again and now ‘grml-x wmi’ should work:
grml@grml ~ % xdpyinfo | head -4 name of display: :0.0 version number: 11.0 vendor string: The X.Org Foundation vendor release number: 60801099 grml@grml ~ %
The xorg xserver is veeeery fast on my box (much faster than xfree86) and now I’m thinking of integrating xorg-xserver into grml.
Update: If you get the error:
E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room E: Error occured while processing wmkbd (NewVersion1) [...]
while running apt-get update just increase the cache-limit in /etc/apt/apt.conf (‘APT::Cache-Limit 100000000;’). Yes, that’s FAQ.