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Old 08-04-2001, 02:05 PM   #1
dictatorofgoats
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Upgrading XFree86 4.0.1 to 4.1.0


Well, as the subject states, i want to upgrade my version of X. How would i do that??? I went to XFree86's website to see what i could find out there, and couldn't make heads or tails of anything ( no programming experience here). help anyone?
 
Old 08-04-2001, 04:34 PM   #2
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i asked something very similar but got no reply, noone knows how to help obviously. I am worse of than you, I have a GeForce and the Xfree86 in corel linux is too old to support it so I have to use my old on board graphics when using linux. I hope you get an answer.
 
Old 08-04-2001, 07:05 PM   #3
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go to http://www.XFree86.org/

There they have links for downloading and readme's and docs explaining how to upgrade.

In Mandrake, I added a 'cooker' mirror source to the rpm package manager, rpmdrake, and it showed me the available rpm packages for XFree86 that were needed to upgrade. Simple.

Since Red Hat is rpm, you could do something like:

$ rpm -qa | grep XFree86

which will show you which XFree86 packages you have installed. Red Hat probably provides the rpm's for the upgrade somewhere. Get the ones that correspond to what is installed on your box, put them in their own directory and, in that directory, do:

$ rpm -Uvh --test *.rpm

If that returns dependency errors, figure out what to do to solve the dependencies. When the command returns to prompt without error, su to root and do

# rpm -Uvh *.rpm

and you are upgraded. You might have to run xconfigurator or some other configuration utility. Look at XFree86.org for instructions. Good luck.
 
  


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