X problem and pkg_add problem

Erik Wikström erik-wikstrom at telia.com
Sun May 13 10:46:03 PDT 2007

On 2007-05-13 18:52, arnuld wrote:
On 5/13/07, Erik Wikström <erik-wikstrom at telia.com> wrote:

On 2007-05-13 18:02, arnuld wrote:
> i was unable to install X from "pkg_add" as pkg_add is not downloading anything.
> pkg_add  www.pkgsrc-box.org/packages/stable/DragonFly-1.8/All/
> just HANGS in there and doe snot do anything as my ADSL modem lights
> do not blink. ic an open that address in Firefox right now.

You need to specify which package to download also, not just the
directory where it is. So you should have typed something like this:
# pkg_add

> worse is i get a message, something like this,  when i do startx:
> VIA(00): disabling DRI
> why so? i have this hardware and X on GNU OS (e.g. Arch, Gentoo) works
> pretty wellw ithout ant DRI problems. i think that means i will not be
> able to play videos properly.

I don't think DF supports DRI, however that should only prevent you from
using hardware accelerated video decoding (and I'm not sure that that's
supported even under Linux), but with your computer you should still be
able to play most videos (except perhaps from high definition). It will
prevent you from playing hardware accelerated games however (though I
doubt that there's any that'll run under DF).
NO, i do not want to play games. i just want to watch Bruce Lee's
unseen movies and The Matrix and Hackers :-)
without DRI, will i be playing them without any trouble ?
Well, I can't give any guarantees but I've been able to play movies on 
my laptop, and it certainly wasn't as powerful as your computer, nor 
would the graphics card perform any hardware acceleration so there 
should be no problems from that department.

Erik Wikström

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