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Old 10-09-2004, 03:05 PM   #1
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Installing Xorg 6.8.1 in Sarge

Hi guys,
I heard that the new release of Xorg (6.8.1) has translucent windows and windows decorations like shadows.
But there isn't any official Xorg debian package :/
Is it possible that I install Xorg instead of Xfree?
Old 10-09-2004, 05:23 PM   #2
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If you feel lucky,

Personally I'd wait for a Debian package... I wouldn't be surprised if it starts popping up after Sarge has become Stable.

Old 10-10-2004, 02:28 AM   #3
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thanks foor replay, it really helps
I also wonder,if I build from source and remove all the packages releated to Xfree86, when I try to
apt-get install "something that requires x"
will I get a xfree86 dependency?
Old 10-10-2004, 02:33 AM   #4
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I guess you can try equivs
Check out the APT HOWTO
Old 10-10-2004, 12:58 PM   #5
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I tried Xorg 6.8.1 in slackware, it's really, really fast and stable, but the translucent windows and all that eyecandy stuff is still very experimental and heavy on system resources, I wouldnt recomend it yet its still too buggy and most window managers dont suport it well yet.
My suggestion is to wait a little more till the debian packages appea, theres no need to hurry


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