problem starting X in GNU system
Just installed the Debian GNU K10 version and it's working perfectly in console. The 2GB partition size limitation of Hurd also doesn't seem to exist in this distro, and the system still hasn't crashed, except the installation is kinda tricky and my WinModem is not supported This is already far beyond what I expected in an Alpha software
However I had a problem when trying to start X. I followed the instructions in the hurd-doc/Cook-book file and it says something like this:
This replaces 8.5 - 8.6 (Page 7) of "Installing the Hurd".
If you use gui.sh to install the XFree86 packages you will able to walk through
the usual Xfree configuration. However this is GNU/Linux based.
Initially I would suggest minimum specs for Xfree86, e.g. 640x480,
colour depth 8. <dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86> can be used later.
Some tweaks needed for the Hurd.
Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 so that the mouse section reads;
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "osmouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
# Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Note:- Emulate3Buttons may cause problems on some systems and need to
be commented out.
Make these symlinks. ln -s /dev/cons/kbd /dev/kbd
ln -s /dev/cons/mouse /dev/mouse
The symlinks will dangle at this stage. Then run
# console -d vga -d pc_kbd --repeat=kbd -d pc_mouse --repeat=mouse
-c /dev/cons /dev/vcs (all on one line!)
You will now have virtual terminals.
"startx" should now start a x-window session.
however when I typed the "console" command it says "too many non-parameter options". I read the help of the "console" command and changed the "-c /dev/cons" to "-c=/dev/cons" and the command worked, but when typing "startx" it just says "Could not open keyboard: no such file" and stopped there. Anyone has experience on this and knows how to solve the problem?