X11 / XFree86 Installation

Bryan Maynard bryan.maynard at reallm.com
Sun Aug 7 21:30:14 GMT 2005

On Sunday 07 August 2005 03:55 pm, Teo De Las Heras wrote:
>I have successfully installed FreeBSD 5 but I did not add the X Window
>System to the list of installed items because I wanted to try and
>install the packages myself.  I can see that I have X11 available with
>my ports.  Make install clean runs successfully but XFree86 -configure
>does not.  Also, my motherboard has PCI-X.  Would this keep me from
>running the X config?  I've downloaded and installed the new NVidia

Xorg has replaced XFree86 as the window manager for FreeBSD as well as 
most Linux distros. Xorg is a newer version of XFee86. I would check 
out X.org for a little info. The process for setting up Xorg is mostly 
the same as for XFree86, you just replace XFree86 with Xorg wherever 
needed. It's been a while since I installed Xorg, but I believe the 
handbook (at freebsd.org) has instructions for both XFree86 and Xorg 
setup and configuration.

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