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Old 09-10-2003, 07:22 PM   #1
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How do I update Xfree86?


Hey, how do I download and install an updated version of Xfree86?

I went to their homepage and went to DL it, but it is a VERY confusing FTP page.

Can anyone help me??
 
Old 09-10-2003, 08:06 PM   #2
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If you are going to go from source instead of a package offered by your distro, you'll surely want to read up on the information available on their site. If you do, it's not so confusing:
http://xfree86.org/4.3.0/Install.html

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Old 09-10-2003, 11:21 PM   #3
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OK, so then how do i exit my X session??
 
Old 09-11-2003, 01:01 AM   #4
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Become familiar with the dark if you aren't (that's the command line ) and then:
CTRL ALT F2
Login as root, and type:
telinit 3

There ya go, X session, exited.

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Old 09-11-2003, 09:18 AM   #5
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thanks!!
 
Old 09-11-2003, 09:36 AM   #6
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You're welcome

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Old 09-11-2003, 10:48 AM   #7
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OK, When I installed it (through the "dark") I got an unexpected EOF error when it was installing Xmod.tgz. Now, when I reboot it shows the Mandrake loading screen, but when it goes to Log On using Xfree86, the screen flashes three or four times, the I get the text based logon. Did I do something wrong??

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I'm going to re-download the two Xmod.* files, and reinstall, but i've got a funny feeling that that won't work

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Old 09-11-2003, 05:50 PM   #8
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Now what did I do? I installed Xfree Properly, but I had to re-install linux. Now, when I try to re-install the updated version of Xfree, it doesn't. That is, It goes through it's install sequence, but when i go to install my GFX card drivers, it says I have the old version.
 
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You may have to update your PATH variable, depending on where you installed and such.

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Old 09-11-2003, 08:18 PM   #10
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Uhhh, I installed it to wherever Xinstall.sh installs it. It worked the first time I did it, just not any of the other times. I think that I didn't have the kernel source installed the first time, if that helps.

Also, during the install, it keeps saying that it can't find "gnu-tar" -- that there is no such file or directory. I'm not sure if it said that the first time or not
 
  


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