Advice replacing Xorg with XFree86_4
kstewart at owt.com
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
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
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