Originally Posted by supert
I've been trying to get X11 working, haven't had too much luck yet. This is what I've tried as per Jesse.
on the donor machine:
# set up X11 to use /dev/fb:
apt-get build-dep xorg-server
apt-get source xorg-server
# apply the patch as per http://code.google.com/p/savory/source/browse/trunk/x11-on-kindle/?r=12
make && make install
... but it still looks for a VT / tty.
I have unsuccessfully tried hacking /etc/inittab to provide a fake tty, of course this doesn't work
# can we use directfb? fbterm?
Probably I will need to flash the kernel as per yifanlu, recompiling it with with VT support. I think the options need to be (but I am not sure):
# CONFIG_FB_EARLYSUSPEND is not set
# CONFIG_FB_MSM_LOGO is not set
Given VT support in the kernel, it may make more sense to run something like fbterm rather than X11.
There is a version of X now working in a basic fashion... FYI.
patch for the VT issue (to get X to boot at least) is here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...8&postcount=28