[blfs-support] Xorg-7.5-3 Errors

Paul Rogers paulgrogers at fastmail.fm
Mon Dec 17 20:25:40 PST 2012

Apparently there may be a fix for the MTRR for libpciaccess-0.12.0,
Has the modularization of the XOrg-7.x progressed enough that I could
use 0.12.0 instead of 0.10.9?

And, sorry, I forgot to change the Subject in reply to your
earlier question:
> Do these errors actually affect your Xorg process?  I think I've seen
> them before, but IIRC they were only on the console where I did
> startx, but the gui was OK.
> http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2010-July/011317.html
> The error message is in xorg-libs, src/linux_sysfs.c, about line 592.
> The code says:
>     /* FIXME: Should we report an error in this case? */
> And only writes an error.  It continues from there.
>    -- Bruce

Thanks for your attention.

One of the errors seems to come from libpciaccess-1.10.9.  Can't say how
far the error might propagate, but I take memory management problems
(MTRR) seriously.

I'm still building.  All that's built for X so far is twm and fluxbox.
They do come up.  I can get the fluxbox menu, and start an xterm, issue
a few commands, but that's all I can say for now.

I don't like leaving error warnings.  If this isn't a known, patchable
problem, should I fall back to 7.4, or jump to 7.6?  All I'm building
for is a KISS desktop daily driver.  USB thumb drives are certainly
going to be the only hotplug devices, for example.  (It's being built on
a 1.4Ghz Tualatin Pentium III, with the big compiling jobs exported to a
2.4GHz Conroe Core II--it is nice to see things fly by as fast as the
screen can scroll!)
Paul Rogers
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