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Re: Problems in Debian GNU/Hurd with Xorg and GCC

From: Jose Luis Alarcon Sanchez
Subject: Re: Problems in Debian GNU/Hurd with Xorg and GCC
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2020 17:45:26 +0200

Hi, Almudena.

About the startx issue, takea look to this extract:

"X.Org has been ported and all video cards, which it supports that do not require a kernel module or drm should work.

You need to already be running the Hurd console and have repeaters setup as indicated in the previous section. For instance, check that echo $TERM prints hurd, and check that /dev/cons/kbd and /dev/cons/mouse exist.

You need to run dpkg-reconfigure x11-common xserver-xorg-legacy to allow any user to start Xorg, because the X wrapper does not know about the Hurd and Mach consoles.

You also need to create a /etc/X11/xorg.conf to enable the control-alt-backspace shortcut:

 Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp" EndSection

It may happen that for some reason Xorg chooses a 16/9 resolution but a 4/3 desktop size. Blame Xorg, not the Hurd :) To avoid the issue, append this to /etc/X11/xorg.conf :

 Section "Screen" Identifier "myScreen" SubSection "Display" Virtual 1024 768 EndSubSection EndSection

You will need several X packages. xorg, rxvt and a window manager: twm, icewm, openbox, ... are a good start. If you want X to get started at boot, you have to install a display manager. lightdm and gdm do not work yet, but xdm should just work fine.

Finally, run startx /usr/bin/yourwm".

Is taken from this Web Page:


Wich can be considered a kind of "bible" for using Debian GNU/Hurd nowdays.

Hope this advice helps you.



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El 3/7/20, 16:25 Almudena Garcia <liberamenso10000@gmail.com> escribió:
Hi all:

Today, I'm trying to install Debian GNU/Hurd in a new Thinkpad T60.
I installed the latest image, from January 2020.

But I found some problems in packaging and system running.

In Xorg, when I try to execute startx, Xorg fails showing error No screens found.
I was checking configurations, but I don't found the origin of this error.

Additionally, I have some problems with packaging:

- Running apt build-dep gnumach, I found a dependency conflict with libgcc1 package.
- And git also requires an older version of git-man than the default version offered by apt.
I found also similar problems in vim, and many other packages.

I attach some images with the errors

Can you solve these problems?

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