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Old 02-12-2005, 09:25 AM   #1
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Talking move to xorg ftom xfree86


hi i'm a newbi, can anyone tell me in detail howto to go to install 6.8.2 xorg in place of the curent xfree86 4.3,
thanks
 
Old 02-12-2005, 09:30 AM   #2
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That really depends on what distro you are using.
So... what distro are you using?
 
Old 02-12-2005, 09:36 AM   #3
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mandrake 9.2 my friend( i need 2.4 kernel not 2.6 in the mdk10), i have invidia vanta card
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:34 PM   #4
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I think your best bet will actually be to upgrade to mdk10. I'm not too familiar with mandrake, and the last time I used it I couldn't figure out how to use the package manager (or which package manager to use). I think it might be synaptic? Try seeing if the package manager has xorg as an option for update / upgrade.

If I remember I'll talk with a buddy of mine who uses mdk and get back to you.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 07:01 PM   #5
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Yes either upgrade to 10.x or download the drivers from Nvidia directly.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 04:54 AM   #6
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thanks guys, but the problem is that i need the 2.4 kernel, mandkake 10.x kernel is 2.6, so that's way i'm sticking to mandrake 9.2
 
Old 02-14-2005, 03:58 PM   #7
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Why do you need a 2.4 kernel? Perhaps there is a way to use a 2.6 kernel and provide the same features you require?

If you upgrade XFree86 to Xorg on your machine, you may also need some other libraries updated which may in turn require software that depends on the older libraries to be updated. The only sensible way to do this is through your package manager. If the updates aren't available as updates, but require an upgrade of OS instead... (someone tell me if I am mistaken) you're going to have a really hard time manually updating the packages from the online archives.
 
  


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