1. Introduction
  2. No X installed
    1. /etc/mk.conf
    2. Install xorg server
    3. Install xorg apps
    4. Install xorg fonts
    5. Install xorg input device
    6. Install xorg video driver
    7. Configure Xorg


The purpose of this document is to guide the reader on how to install the modular Xorg.

No X installed

Assuming you have just made a clean install of NetBSD and you have not installed the X11 sets, you should do the following:


Edit your /etc/mk.conf and add the following line:


Install xorg server

Provided that your pkgsrc tree lies in /usr/pkgsrc, type:

# cd /usr/pkgsrc/x11/modular-xorg-server
# make install

Install xorg apps

# cd /usr/pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/modular-xorg-apps
# make install

Install xorg fonts

# cd /usr/pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/modular-xorg-fonts
# make install

Install xorg input device

# cd /usr/pkgsrc/x11/xf86-input-keyboard
# make install


# cd /usr/pkgsrc/x11/xf86-input-mouse
# make install

Install xorg video driver

In order to determine the appropriate driver for you, list the /usr/pkgsrc/x11/xf86-video-* files. For example, if you would need the nvidia driver, search for it:

# ls -ld xf86-video-* | grep nv
# drwxr-r-x  4 root wheel  512 Aug 26 16:17 xf86-video-nv

and then install it:

# cd /usr/pkgsrc/x11/xf86-video-nv
# make install

Configure Xorg

Run as root the xorgconfig(1) utility to create an xorg.conf file. Or use command:

# X -configure

This will create /root/, which should be copied to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and possibly edited.

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