I've seen the issues with mieee I'll add to my default CFLAGS, might want to
add that to the Alpha Handbook Documentation. I've seen the ieee problem
mostly with the native compaq compiler though, both on Alpha-linux and
I'll see if I can find the pages referencing the PIC problems again, took me
a while to find it.
Hmm, can't find the reference to PIC again but did find the above references
to a patch for the ELF relocate problem for the Xserver module loader on the
From: Aron Griffis [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] ebuild update for Xorg-x11
Brian C. Parkhurst wrote:[Tue Oct 26 2004, 06:36:52PM EDT] > The -fPIC -DPIC definitely made a difference. I've been running Gentoo
> since January on this particular alpha but have yet (Xfree or Xorg) to
> get X to run locally. Always server core exit on run.
I'm running xorg-x11-6.8 on XP1000 with no problems without needing to
explicitly specify -fPIC > I was also getting lots of:
> Elf_RelocateEntry() Unsupported relocation type 10
> Which googling pointed to PIC problems with the compilation.
Oh, really? I wasn't aware of that. Could you point to the pages? > Xorg -configure always worked okay. Last problem I was having was xfs
> giving a floating point exception on startup.
This isn't related to -fPIC. I include -mieee in CFLAGS on alpha
which would probably fix that problem for you. (I'd like it if
everybody would include -mieee in CFLAGS on alpha... there's almost no
code out there that's written to work with the non-ieee behavior, so
it's just asking for trouble to build without it) > The build took 12 hours and I am still getting the ELF errors but it
> looks as the X continues to run and doesn't server exit.
> (I'm not actually at the console at the moment to see the X though).
> BTW, this alpha server 800 with an add-on ATI RagePro3D+TV (Mach 64
> I disabled the onboard S3 VGA as it wasn't supported except as a VGA.
Good to hear it's working... I don't have an ATI adapter on alpha to
test at the moment. My daily workstation has an Elsa GLoria.
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