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Old 02-21-2009, 08:07 AM   #1
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What's my Xorg version?

i am trying to install the proprietary ATI drivers,and i noticed that the package i downloaded fits X.Org 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, or 7.4. can i know my version?
I tried with Xorg -version which gives the output
X.Org X Server 1.4.2
Release Date: 11 June 2008
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Slackware 12.1 Slackware Linux Project
Current Operating System: Linux (none) #2 SMP Thu Nov 20 22:32:43 CST 2008 i686
Build Date: 30 June 2008  11:35:29PM
	Before reporting problems, check
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present

On the internet i found out the xdpyinfo | grep version command,which gives
version number:    11.0
X.Org version: 1.4.2
Now....what number is that 1.4.2 in relation to the 6.7 to 7.4 they mean in the ati package?
Old 02-21-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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Xorg -version

is what your looking for.
Old 02-21-2009, 08:30 AM   #3
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Try typing
aptitude show xserver-xorg-video-all
(or whatever package manager you use. You don't say what distro you're using. You'll get output like this:
Package: xserver-xorg-video-all
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 1:7.3+10
Priority: optional
Section: x11
As you see I have version 7.3 installed.
This corresponds to X.Org version: 1.3.0 so you've probably got something like 7.4 installed. You should be fine for the ATI drivers. Go for it.


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