Advice replacing Xorg with XFree86_4

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Sat Jun 18 03:09:25 GMT 2005

On Friday 17 June 2005 07:53 pm, Everett Batey wrote:
> Two weeks of fighting with Xorg on FreeBSD_4 ..
> CAN ANYONE tell me the steps for hopefully
>   deleting Xorg and
>   replacing with XFree86_4.
> That runs fine with my KM3M-V on board video ..
> PLEASE,  I hate to think of leaving BSD after this
> many years on my servers.

You pkg_delete anything that starts with xorg-* and imake. Change 
make.conf to have

You might be able to get away with just installing XFree86-4.5.0,1 and 
imake but I have a tendancy to think Murphy will get involved. If that 
happens, you will need to bebuild most/all of your ports that use 

If you didn't do that when you installed xorg, that could be part of 
your problem.

FWIW, xorg doesn't work well on my FreeBSD-4.x systems. I installed it, 
got tired of not being able to switch between the Spanish keyboard 
layout and English and reinstalled everything that had been built with 
XFree86. I had packages on an almost identical computer, so it wasn't a 
big deal and did a package install of everything.

Other than the layout, it worked just fine, so, you have other problems.

> Thank you

Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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