[BL] BL-3.40 and Lucent linmodems
davidjmoberg at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 20:14:20 EST 2006
sindi keesan wrote:
> The libc5 xfbdev is nearly 1MB, and the two glibc files add another 110K.
> Would it be smaller statically compiled against uclibc
It would be about 50k smaller than the BL3 Xvesa -- Xfbdev = Xvesa -
libvesa.a + libfb.a? Anyway, the code to talk to the Linux framebuffer
driver is smaller than code to try to get a VESA BIOS to behave.
> and is this something I might be able to do?
X is tricky to compile. You can try it if you want, but you'll need to
download a lot of source code. I may try sometime later.
> Did you somehow compile statically against libc.so.5?
I appear to have linked it somehow with libc.a (static) instead of
libc.so.5. I don't know how this happened... perhaps I accidently
stripped libc and therefore removed the symbols from it that were
needed to compile so gcc used libc.a instead.
> I don't recall any crashes with 2.2.16, with Tseng video card (which
> crashes with Xvesa).
Did you try switching consoles while X was running? It might
have been a problem with my hardware.
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