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Old 01-25-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
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What is the XFree86?

I tried searching through the forum to find out how I could fix the intellimouse explorer usb problems I have in fedora.

I found several references to the XFree86 and it's readme. But what is the XFree86? Is it something like KDE and Gnome?
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The XFree86 Project, Inc is the organisation which produces XFree86™,
 a freely redistributable open-source implementation of the X Window System.
XFree86 runs primarily on UNIX® and UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux,
all of the BSD variants, Sun Solaris x86, Mac OS X (via Darwin), as well as other
platforms like OS/2 and Cygwin.

XFree86, provides a client/server interface between display hardware (the mouse,
keyboard, and video displays) and the desktop environment while also providing
both the windowing infrastructure and a standardized application interface (API).
XFree86 is platform-independent, network-transparent and extensible.

In short, XFree86 is an open source X11-based desktop infrastructure.
Taken directly from the website.

Old 01-25-2004, 06:37 PM   #3
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I think what you might be looking for (and i'm a sooper noobie here so forgive me) is xf86config. When i log on as root i can type xf86config and it takes me through sort of a wizArd that allows selection of mouse, keyboard, monitor.... hope this is what you were looking for
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Thanks caraphor, that was what I needed.


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