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Old 05-28-2007, 09:04 PM   #1
kushalkoolwal
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Removing custom built Xorg to install Etch's Xorg


Hi,

A year ago, I had installed a custom-built Xorg provided by my vendor (AMD) since at that time there were not Linux drivers available for my system. I basically followed the instructions:

Code:
  # make World
  # mkdir <install_path>
  # make DESTDIR=<install_path> install install.man
  # tar -C <install_path> -czf <path>/xorg-x11-geode.tgz .
      move xorg-x11-geode.tgz to the target system
      login as root on the target system and make path to tarball available
  # tar -C / -xzpf <path>/xorg-x11-geode.tgz
  # mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig
  # cp <path>/xorg-<gx/lx>.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf
from this link:
http://wwwd.amd.com/AMD/SReleaseF.nsf/85a5bd877288a89c87256f330051687b/beb59753c3e6edab872570bd0060721f/$FILE/ATTBB7B1/README.Xorg.txt

Now I would like to install the Xorg package provided by Debian Etch. Before, installing by apt-get install xserver-xorg I would like to remove the directories for the old Xorg drivers.

Does anyone know which are the relevant directories, that were created by the custom-built Xorg, which I should remove?

In short, I would like to know how to uninstall a custom built Xorg completely.

Thanks
 
Old 05-29-2007, 01:21 AM   #2
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I certainly hope you still have the build directory--just running "make uninstall" should be sufficient.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 05:05 AM   #3
kushalkoolwal
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[QUOTE=pda_h4x0r]I certainly hope you still have the build directory--just running "make uninstall" should be sufficient.[/QUOTE

Not exactly as I built the Xorg package on a different machine and just transferred the .tar file and then installed it. Although I have achieved the build directory on my another hard drive just in case.

But I would prefer to have a solution which does not involve restoring the build directory back again on the system.

Thanks
 
Old 05-29-2007, 05:42 AM   #4
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All you have to do to "uninstall" the current xorg.conf file is:
Code:
mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig /etc/X11/xorg.conf
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
All commands in a rootterminal.

PS: adjust that link, it's messing up the entire layout of the forum because it's too long!
 
Old 05-30-2007, 01:50 AM   #5
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X11 is from the same people who made xfree86 used in Woody and Sarge. Because Woody's version of xfree86 could not give me graphics with my i810 chip set, I would upgrade to the latest version of xfree86. During the installation using the script method, the script would ask if it was OK to replace/remove old files not needed and I would always say "go for it", it would also install a new configuration file. Then I would re-boot to a graphical environment.
I would think, using apt to install the default x-window-system would do the same, with command:
Code:
apt-get install x-window-system
Apt will study the situation and tell you what it plans to do, or refuses to do, either way, you'll be notified of any/none changes before they are applied and asked to confirm.
 
  


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