5.3: want to install XFree86
Theodore D. Sternberg
strnbrg at trhj.homeunix.net
Sun Dec 26 21:22:41 PST 2004
I've had it with Xorg and would like to go back to XFree86.
Unfortunately, when I go to /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4 and type "make", it
doesn't do anything; it just gives me this message...
===> XFree86-4.4.0_1,1 is part of XFree86-4.
XFree86 was giving me everything I needed, back under FreeBSD 5.1. Xorg,
in contrast, is one huge hassle. "Xorg -config" produces an xorg.conf.new
file that doesn't work (I have ATI Rage 128). Then, reading some of the
traffic on this mailing list I see talk about preloading AGP and ATI from
/boot/loaders.conf, and I know I'd be getting in way too deep if I did
To further confirm my ignorance, I'll ask this: what exactly is Xorg? Is
it just a different X server (and associated configuration tools)? Or is
it something more broad-based than that?
If I succeed in building an XFree86 server, can I just make the
appropriate symlink -- /usr/X11R6/bin/X --, install my old XFree86.conf
file in /etc/X11, and run with that? Or is it going to be more
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