5.3: want to install XFree86
kstewart at owt.com
Sun Dec 26 21:36:43 PST 2004
On Sunday 26 December 2004 09:31 pm, Theodore D. Sternberg wrote:
> 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.
> and exits.
> 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 that.
> 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?
As I understand it, Xorg is the follow on to XFree86. You can read about
it at X.org. The new versions will be Xorg. FWIW, I still use
XF86Config. I may have had to tweak the video card but that was it. I
use xdb to switch between en/es and that works on 5.3 but xorg on 4.x
> 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 complicated?
You have to change /etc/make.conf to include
You have to remember that any packages you downloade for 5.x will want
xorg instead of XFree86.
> Ted Sternberg
> Fremont, California
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