Any way to keep two versions of Xorg?

perryh at perryh at
Sun Apr 28 17:25:17 UTC 2013

"Thomas Mueller" <mueller23 at> wrote:

> Is there any way to keep two versions of Xorg-server, using no
> more than one at a time?
> Reason is the newer but unstable version with KMS, permitting
> full use of the newer Intel graphics chips.

Provided you are OK with having the new KMS code in the kernel
while running the older Xorg (so you don't need different kernels
-- thus different base -- in addition to different Xorg userland),
and if you don't mind having two entire ports/packages sets each
including its own Xorg, this thread may help:

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