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Old 07-13-2003, 06:49 PM   #1
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Setting X-Free 86


I am doing a minimalist install of Mandrake 9 on my laptop thinking that I could set up X-Free 86 on my laptop. I put all my source RPMs on my hard disk so I could later unpack them. I have XFree86 4.2.1 and XFree86-Compatible 3.3.6-28 RPMs. After going "rpm -i xfreerpm (xfreerpm is the RPM file), it'd process a minute then it'd give me another prompt. Trying xf86config and startx both are not executeable. What do I do to make it work? Did I not do something I was supposed to (and I think that's the case)? Show me some materials.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 08:23 PM   #2
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XFdrake is the tool Mandrake uses to configure X. If you've got X installed, and you've got draketools installed, you **should** have this.

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Old 07-14-2003, 07:47 PM   #3
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I did a minimalist install so I have no XF-Drake. No kernel shutdown or restart functions neither (but that's not an issue for this discussion). I UnRPM'ed X-Free 86 and my X-Free 86 Compatible RPMs but I have no xf86config or startx commands. I need to know what to do from here. www.xfree86.org seems to have nothing about installing X-Free 86, neither does the Linux Documentation Project (or at least where I looked, I have little time and couldn't search it super-thuroughly). They should have this stuff. Can you guys help me find it?
 
Old 07-14-2003, 09:25 PM   #4
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http://www.xfree86.org/~dawes/4.3.0/Install.html



Just up that chain:
http://www.xfree86.org/~dawes/4.3.0/
All the documentation on 4.3.0 for ya.



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Old 07-15-2003, 04:18 PM   #5
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Thanks! That looks like EXACTLY what I was looking for.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 08:54 PM   #6
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You're Welcome, glad I could help

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Old 07-16-2003, 06:25 PM   #7
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I hadn't got a chance to mess with it though. I'll post back this weekend.
 
  


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