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Old 10-02-2004, 08:06 PM   #1
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X is required


What is X ?? When installing freetype - xrender - xft, where can i download this X ?

Thanks!
 
Old 10-02-2004, 08:14 PM   #2
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the X-server

either Xorg
or
XFree86
 
Old 10-02-2004, 08:36 PM   #3
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When i try to install xfree i get this:

You need to download the 'extract' (or 'extract.exe') utility
and put it in this directory.

Ive googled for extract.exe but i cant find it for linux, if someone could point me in the right direction it would be a great help!

 
Old 10-02-2004, 08:47 PM   #4
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What distro are you using?
 
Old 10-02-2004, 09:00 PM   #5
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i got xfree from ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.1.0/binaries/
 
Old 10-02-2004, 09:17 PM   #6
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XFree86 4.1.0 is ancient. Unless you're trying to build a lightweight system, you probably want something more recent. For easiest results, you should install the X server packages that came with your distro.
 
Old 10-02-2004, 09:24 PM   #7
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whats the best distro for recents?
 
  


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