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**Contents**

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#  Introduction

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: 

##  /etc/mk.conf

Edit your /etc/mk.conf and add the following line: 
    
    X11_TYPE=modular
    

##  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
    

And: 
    
    # 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/xorg.conf.new, which should be copied to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and possibly edited. 


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