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Old 02-25-2004, 04:08 PM   #1
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Installing XFree86

Hello, I am a complete n00bie to linux. I am running a ATI Radeon 9600 Pro. The distro I am using is Mandrake 9.2 and it doesnt support my vid card. I was wonder if anyone could tell me how i could install XFree86 4.2.1 via the command prompt. Also i was wondering since I have a NForce 2 chipset will the driver install for the chipset on nvidia will work since it was made for Mandrake 9.1.
Old 02-25-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
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ok to compile i think you then then eh?, ok no problem (note: xfree86 in your distro should alrdy suport all the built in drivers, also, the vesa driver will work for all modern video cards, but you wont get any of the kicks that are specific to your card), ok, so go download the source for 4.3 from, (theres 7 files), then unpack each one, then go to xc/cf/config (i might have got the cf/config part backwords), tehn type
cp xf86site.def host.def

then edit the host.def file with your favorite editor (it is pretty straight forward on telling you how to modify stuff, but when in doupt just leave it alone as the defaults should work fine)

then go back to the xc directory and type
make World
(note: it is case sensative so its a capital W, some people just type make world and wonder why it wont work) then after a few hours depending on how fast you system is type
make install


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