Latest XFree86 version vs today's portupgraded version
stacey at vickiandstacey.com
Wed Apr 16 03:27:12 PDT 2003
I am not able to configure X on my laptop (HP OmniBook XE2), which
coredumps when I run "XFree86 -xf86config XF86Config.new".
The folks at XFree86 believe that this is fixed (see [Bug 159] Silicon
Motion SMI Lynx SM811 unconfigurable in XFree86 Version 4.3.0) and
suggest that I try the latest XFree86 in cvs.
What I currently have installed is:
Information for XFree86-4.3.0,1:
X11/XFree86 core distribution (complete, using mini/meta-ports)
XFree86 is a added-value pack for X11R6 that supports several versions
of Intel-based Unix and Unix-like operating systems.
This the complete tarball, the distribution is also available in parts
So here's my question:
With XFree86 already installed on the machine, how would I go about
installing whatever I get from cvs?
Do I need to deinstall (pkg_delete) the currently installed XFree86
Can I install over the currently installed version?
This last question is out of my own curiousity as its the first time I'm
I've been to the ftp site at XFree86, and the docs at
ftp://xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.3.0 appear to be (dated) the same as the
version I already have installed on the machine at the moment. Is it
possible that the latest cvs version is *not* actually different (hence
containing the fix I require) to my currently installed version?
Thanks for the time.
B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science
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