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Old 06-07-2004, 01:08 PM   #1
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Suse 9.1 reverting back to XFree 3.9.x from CD

ok, I know this is fairly dumb....
In an attempt to get 3D working with my Radeon 9800XT, I somehow decided to DL Xfree864.4.0. Now, after much research, I think I've found the resolution to the 9800 prob.
However, XF4.4.0 won't launch X. I want to revert back to the XFree that Suse 9.1 came with (which I think is 3.9.9).
How can I reload it without doing a complete re-install?
Old 06-07-2004, 06:49 PM   #2
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i'm not sure if this will work for you, but i see nobody else has posted. you could try rpm -e xfree (if thats what its called) as root and reboot the computer. that should put u at a log in prompt (text). then you could mount the cd, cd the the dir containing ur version of xfree u want to install. install it and run xf86conf. it seems like this should work. IMHO
Old 06-08-2004, 07:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the answer. It is basically what I did. I spent some time browsing the cd's until I found the rpms for X. So, I'm now back up and running.
Time to pick up some beer and get 3D working on my Radeon 9800 ;-)
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An easier way is to just go into YaST, and in the add/remove software part find XFree and choose to update it, then stick in your CD and it will "update" to the version on the original CDs.


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