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Old 10-07-2003, 02:35 AM   #1
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Help downloading Xfree86


Hello

I am using redhat 9 kernal 2.3.20-8, and Mandrake 9.1
some recomend me to ugrade Xfree86 for AGP SagvgeproDDR driver problem
from this site.
www.probo.com/timr/savage40.html
and links of xfree86 version is
ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.2.0/

i visist XFree86.org in downlaod section i am confused to selecting latest version and pakege file for related my Distobutions (Redhat 9 and Mandrake 9.1)

Downloading Older XFree86 Releases
Previous XFree86 releases can be downloaded from the following links:

XFree86 4.2.1: [download] [documentation] [release info]
XFree86 4.2.0: [download] [documentation] [release info]
XFree86 4.1.0: [download] [documentation]
XFree86 4.0.3: [download] [documentation]
XFree86 4.0.2: [download] [documentation]
XFree86 4.0.1: [download] [documentation]
XFree86 4.0.0: [download] [documentation]
XFree86 3.3.6: [download] [documentation] [release info]


i select XFree86 4.2.1: to download, but in sub section there are many files guied me which is proper file to download and is this a latest verion.
see this path and and files are availble under this link.
ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4....-ix86-glibc22/

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Old 10-07-2003, 06:41 AM   #2
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I just took some trouble to read ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4....libc22/Install
it says

Quote:
How to install XFree86.
1. Introduction
This document contains information about installing the XFree86 binaries as
provided by The XFree86 Project.
The XFree86 binaries that we provide for UNIX-like OS's (Linux, the BSDs,
Solaris, etc) are packaged in a platform-independent gzipped tar format (aka
"tarballs" identified by the .tgz suffix). Along with the binaries we pro-
vide a customized version of the GNU tar utility called "extract" and an
installation script. We recommend that these be used to install the bina-
ries.
2. Downloading the XFree86 4.2.1 binaries
XFree86 4.2.1 is an update release. The most recent full release (4.2.0)
needs to be installed before installing this update. Information about down-
loading and installing 4.2.0 can be found in the installation document for
that version, which can be found on the XFree86 web site
<URL:http://www.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.2.0/Install.html>.
We provide XFree86 4.2.1 update binaries for a range of operating systems at
our ftp site <URL:ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.2.1/binaries/> and our
web site <URL:http://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.2.1/binaries/>. Often
during releases our site is heavily loaded. Instead of downloading directly
from us we recommend that instead you use one of our mirror sites.
Our binaries are organized by sub-directories which correspond to each of the
OS/platforms for which we provide binaries. First go to the sub-directory
that represents your OS platform. In some cases (e.g., Linux) there may be a
number of choices depending on the architecture or libc version your platform
uses. In all case we recommend that you first download the Xinstall.sh
script, and run it as in the following example to find out which binary dis-
tribution you should download.
sh Xinstall.sh -check
The output of this utility tells you which is the correct set of binaries for
you to download. If you are careful with this step you will save yourself a
lot time and trouble from NOT downloading an incompatible distribution.
AND MUCH MORE.so take time to read it.
-arun
 
Old 10-07-2003, 07:24 AM   #3
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here in the following site
http://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.2.1/binaries
which file or files i will have to download for


Parent Directory 05-Sep-2002 10:27 -
BugReport 03-Sep-2002 23:50 1k
FILES 04-Sep-2002 00:50 5k
Install 03-Sep-2002 23:50 9k
RELNOTES 03-Sep-2002 23:50 48k
SUMS.md5 04-Sep-2002 00:50 1k
SUMS.md5sum 04-Sep-2002 00:50 1k
Xdocupd.tgz 03-Sep-2002 23:50 91k
Xdrivers.tgz 02-Sep-2002 16:47 598k
Xinstall.bin 03-Sep-2002 23:50 35k
Xinstall.sh 03-Sep-2002 23:50 35k
Xupdate.tgz 02-Sep-2002 16:47 2.2M
extract 07-Jun-2001 19:09 321k
extract.exe


thanks for reply
 
Old 10-07-2003, 07:27 AM   #4
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hello

one thing alos i want to add that, i need to update my current version of Xfree86 so tell me related download pakage.

and is there any command to check current version of Xfree86

thanks
 
Old 10-07-2003, 07:35 AM   #5
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Let me tell you,
install XFree86.4.2.0 (Check http://www.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.2.0/Install.html.).
then you upgrade it to 4.2.1.
you current XFree version can be seen in X log file(/var/log/XFree.0.log or so).
Again,take time to read ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4....libc22/Install
-arun
 
  


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