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Re: Xfree86 v. X11-X.org - Thanks


-Paul Rigor

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Hattemer" <hattenator imapmail org>
To: "Development discussions related to Fedora Core"
<fedora-devel-list redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 6:11 PM
Subject: Re: Xfree86 v. X11-X.org

> I wouldn't do it if you don't have a few hours to fix possible
> problems.  I did it using apt-get.  Just apt-get update; apt-get install
> ...;  What you'll want to do is something like
> rpm -qa |grep XFree
> Then fill in the ... above with xorg-x11-* for every thing you have
> XFree86-* installed already.  It should say XFree86-* replaced, 0
> removed.  If it wants to remove things that you need, you should
> cancel.  You may need to upgrade kde/gnome at the same time.  After its
> installed, you may want to do an apt-get --reinstall install xorg-x11-*,
> where * are the xorg packages you picked.  This reinstall was necessary
> in the first release because the removal of XFree86 happened afterward
> and caused some problems.  Theoretically it shouldn't be necessary
> anymore, but it takes less than 5 minutes on most machines, so it should
> be quick and safe.
> You should be done at that point, but problems may insue.  Your favorite
> graphics driver may fail, and you may need to use an older kernel or
> switch to VESA or fbdev or something.  You may need to remove (backup)
> /etc/X11/XF86Config, the use system-config-something to rebuild it.
> That "something" is not coming to me.  It was something like "graphics",
> or "gui", but not X11 or xfree86, if I recall.  Problems are not
> expected, but they may occur, so be ready.
> -Eric Hattemer
> Paul Rigor wrote:
> >How easy is it to switch to X.org's X11 from the current FC1 distro?
> >(and its user) is sorta dumb.
> >
> >thanks,
> >Paul Rigor
> >pryce ucla edu
> >Go Bruins!! Go FC!!
> >
> >
> >
> >
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