The XF86Config file for the XFree86-v3.3.6 has a slight different format than the 4.X versions. So it will not work right of the bat. You can try to ported if you would like, but chances are some of the options from the 3.3.X version may not be available for version 4.X. I would just suggest to just stick with the 3.3.6 version of XFree86, by downloading the packages from the mirror I gave you in one of my earlier posts.
What I would do . . .
When you install Slackware 8.1, install everything except the XFree86 packages (It is the "x" dir under the "slackware" dir in your cd). You can, then, use lynx
(the cli browser) to load up the forums, navigate to this thread and then download ALL
the packages for XFree86-v3.3.6 from the link I gave you earlier. Or, you can use ncftp
to download them as well. Then, install the packages using installpkg
. And finally, copy the XF86Config file from your Mandrake, onto your machine (under [/b]/etc/X11[/b].
Then again, you can try to see if the options from the 4.X version, ARE honored, in the 3.3.X version. . .
It is upto you. . .
. . . you can use vi to edit both files using your console.
Once you are in the screen console, you can call vi
with the file you want to edit. Then hit ctrl+w s
to split the screen. Once you have the 2 screens, you can switch between the 2 by hitting ctrl+w w
. In whichever one you want, you can load the file you need to get the information from. To accomplish this feat you do the following:
1. hit [esc]
<- which brings you to command mode
2. type :e <filename>
<- loads the file you want (notice ':')
If sucessfull you will have the two files you want in one split screen. Just remember which split screen you are in when trying to paste.
If you would like to use the mouse to copy and paste, then you can call gpm
prior to working with vi
so that you can have mouse capabilities in your screen. To do that, you call gpm like this:
gpm -t <mouse_protocol>
For more info, do a man
on gpm. Sometimes, you may need to add the option -m <device>
for your mouse to work, so make sure you read the man page if you have problems loading your mouse.
Hope this helps. . .
edit:// fixed obvious typos for future readers