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Old 05-31-2006, 06:03 PM   #1
universalguitarist
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Installing XFree86 4.3 on Slackware


I just installed Slackware and I'm using for my first time. When I try to install XFree86 4.3 I get a load of dependencies needed for it. Is there a quicker way to install this like something similar to yum on Fedora? I don't know how long I can take the 60Hz refresh rate.

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Old 05-31-2006, 06:34 PM   #2
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I just installed Slackware and I'm using for my first time. When I try to install XFree86 4.3 I get a load of dependencies needed for it. Is there a quicker way to install this like something similar to yum on Fedora? I don't know how long I can take the 60Hz refresh rate.
what version of slackware you installed? Slackware comes with xorg version 6.8.2. XFree86 is no longer in slackware. The main X config file is /etc/X11/xorg.conf

if you don't have that file, you can start x configuration using

Code:
xorgconfig
---> as root

Tux,
 
Old 05-31-2006, 07:48 PM   #3
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oh I guess that why I was getting confused. I'm using version 10.2
 
Old 05-31-2006, 08:30 PM   #4
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I just installed Slackware and I'm using for my first time. When I try to install XFree86 4.3 I get a load of dependencies needed for it. Is there a quicker way to install this like something similar to yum on Fedora? I don't know how long I can take the 60Hz refresh rate.
Why XFree86 and not xorg? (xorg is on the install CDs and --I assume--in the repositories.)
 
Old 05-31-2006, 08:31 PM   #5
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I ran xorgconfig then startx. Got a bunch of errors so obviously I'm not ready for slackware if I can't even configure the refresh rate and resolution.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 08:45 PM   #6
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Have a look at man X
Try X -configure
and follow its output.


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