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Old 03-04-2005, 03:07 AM   #1
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Xfree86 simple Question

Is XFree86 different then if so how?
If different can I have them both installed at the same time?

I'm asking is because I'm trying to install dri
for my video card ati7500 and dri keeps talking about installing into XFree86 not

also does have drm like XFree86?

I think that they are the same,They manage X right.....
Old 03-04-2005, 03:35 AM   #2
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Yes they are pretty much the same

Most linux vendors use Xorg now - it branched out from XF86 due to licensing issues.

So feel confident that the wiki's references to the XF86 config file will be the same as the xorg.conf file.

Hope this helps......
Old 03-04-2005, 04:20 AM   #3
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They're very similar, but there ARE differences. I've found xorg to be much nicer than I did Xfree in several subtle ways.
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Newer xorg releases have quite a few features that are not available in xfree86.


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