A friend of mine was having a hard time trying to configure XF86 from the old Slackware 3.5 days… 1998.
Wow time sure has flown!
Anyways I kind of liked Linux back then as a lot of distros had OpenLook, which made my Linux box feel like a way cheaper SUN box.
While Slackware 3.5 installs great on Virtual PC, the networking just crashes out… So I thought I’d just fire it up on Qemu.
qemu.exe -net nic,model=ne2k_pci -net user -hda Slackware 3.5 Hard Disk.vhd” -L pc-bios -redir tcp:58080::80
And with a bit of tweaking I managed to get it running!
Although with normal VGA there is some weird issues with the cursor…
It was about as hard as I remember for the xf86config days… you kind of had to mash a few together to get it working…
And if it saves anyone the hassle, here is the XF86Config. (gzipped!)
This is basically regular VGA with a PS/2 mouse… It works on Qemu & Virtual PC, so I’m sure your favorite emulator ought to work as well.
oooooh… it saves someone the hassle, you know!
yeah Xfree86 was such a difficult thing to configure back then…. Then again it's still a major pain in the ass.
Link to XF86Config doesn’t work :-(((
You have to use a browser, and go through the 404 page. In there is a login & password, use them, and you’ll be OK.