After 386BSD 0.1 came out I lost sight of Linux for a while and now
came back for a second look. Got the SLS distribution and installed it
on a Syquest 88MB removable hooked up to an Adaptec 1542. The version
seems to be SLS 0.98.1. The kernel sources wouldn't install on the
first run, because there was a phony symlink called /usr/src/linux in
some archive, which meant that a directory of the same name couldn't
be created. Now I went after X. Got my Xconfig and various dot files
from 386BSD and tried to run X. I got a complaint from the X server
that it couldn't open a TCP/IP socket. DISPLAY was set to :0 and I
tried unix:0, too, but the server still seemed to insist on a TCP/IP
transport. I was in a hurry to get it to work, so I tried including
TCP/IP in the kernel, however some include files seem to be missing in
the SLS distribution.
1. Does XFree86 for Linux REALLY want a TCP/IP transport (that should
be soo much slower than Unix domain sockets or shared memory queues)?
2. Where can I get a TCP/IP distribution that includes all needed
3. What's EFS (just highlights)?
Thanks for your time.
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