I discovered (found? realized?) two important things today, which are somehow relevant to recent posts I’ve made.
First, I have two machines in the house that rely on Xorg’s siliconmotion driver — the Thinkpad and the Sotec. After a long wait, I put Crux on the latter, built an X system and was pleased to see that it wouldn’t work either.
Ergo, any fear I might have that I mangled the system myself is weakened, in my estimation.
The other is that the fbi package which I recall from aeons ago as a way of displaying images on my otherwise text-only Thinkpad seems to be part of a fbida set. That, in turn seems to require xorg-libxpm to display images, which in turn seems to rely on some of the X underbelly.
On the other hand most of those things might be useful, so perhaps that small slice of X — which has thus far caused me no problems — might not be a bad thing.
Decisions, decisions. …