[BL] xdosemu not working in BL3
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Sun Jun 12 06:19:39 EDT 2005
On Sat, 11 Jun 2005, David Moberg wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "sindi keesan" <keesan at sdf.lonestar.org>
>> Would anyone like to help us compile the latest dosemu (developers'
>> version) for BL2 with glibc2.2.5? I followed instructions, we have
>> the right kernel and compiler, but make gives an error message
>> about XXX not found in function main. We found XXX in some file
>> (Makefile) being written to tmp2 and then written from there to
>> somewhere else but beyond that I have no idea what to do next.
> It would be helpful if you sent the output of make. However, you
> probably should not send it to the list, since the output can
> grow very large.
In our case it was only half a page of output before it exited with an
error message which I will post later.
>> The older version for BL3 works okay in CLI but xdosemu won't even
> I didn't know that the CLI version for BL3 worked. Does WP work
> okay in BL3 dosemu? Also, you may be able to get xdosemu to work
> by installing Slackware 4.0 X libraries (or did you do that
> already? I forget)
There is some bug having to do with vga font lacking, and substitution of
9x15 instead, and an X library that is missing something expected. They
apparently fixed this in more recent versions, where they include more
fonts and don't require X fonts. But I don't want xdosemu, I want CLI,
but there is still the problem of underlines showing up as bold in linux
on a TTL monitor. The source code for mdacon implies that it does
The precompiled version of xdosemu for glibc2 has its own problems in that
you cannot type , or i.
>> Or maybe Steven or someone would just like to compile it for BL3
>> and/or BL2 with 2.1.3.
> I will try compiling dosemu. I will try building it against both
> uClibc and glibc 2.2.
Great, thanks! Let us know if you run into the XXX and function main
error. I am sure other users of Basiclinux would appreciate it, since
they are coming from DOS.
If you get it working with uClibc you might offer it as a static binary to
the dosemu site. I think their last precompiled binary needed glibc2.2.5.
Do you think you could figure out mdacon and underlines too? It really
would be nice not to have to exit linux to edit a document. I could ask
the maintainer for help, but he never got back with me about adding a
scroll buffer. I wrote asking if I could copy over the code for it from
vgacon.c and try to compile the module. Nobody seems to have done any
work on mdacon for five years. I know there are at least two of us in
this list using TTL monitors with linux.
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