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Old 09-01-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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X11R6.8.2 trouble


So I did a fresh install of Slackware 10.1. Then I compiled kernel 2.6.13 which went very smooth for my first time( I had to do a couple recompiles to get things perfect but it was my first time!)

Now I have 2.6.13 running nicely, WAY faster than the 2.4.x kernel!

But now I want to install X11R6.8.2 and I have run into a problem.

I have followed the directions to a tee for installing X11R6.8.2 but when I type "make World" to build X I run into a problem. At first I thought things were fine, lots of text stuff flying up the screen with lots of 'make' and directories. This goes on for about five minutes and then the screen gets much busier and seems all chopped up. I let this run for about fourty minutes before I gave up and rebooted.

Has anyone else installed X11R6.8.2? Should it really take this long? Help!
 
Old 09-01-2005, 05:00 PM   #2
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I installed X11R6.8.2 from Slack packs. It eliminates the problems that can occur during 'make'. It's probably a good idea to remove the XFree or X11 you have and then install the new one, all from the CL.
 
Old 09-01-2005, 05:10 PM   #3
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Sorry, I'm a noob. What are Slack Packs and where can I find them?
 
Old 09-01-2005, 05:59 PM   #4
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Slack packs are .tgz archives compiled and built to be installed in Slackware. The 'configure', 'make' and 'make install' is already done in a way that should be stable on almost any system running Slackware.

The .tgz files should be available from www.slackware.org from the package browser. If not try from xorg's site.
 
Old 09-01-2005, 11:59 PM   #5
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Ah, sweet.

Three questions though:

1. What command do I use to install these packages?(they are .tgz)

2. Does it matter from what directory I run that command?

3. Do I need to remove my current version of X?
 
Old 09-02-2005, 06:53 AM   #6
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I'll answer in reverse order as that's the order or priority.

3. Yes, it would be recommended to remove the existing version first to avoid any conflicts.
2. When unsing Slackware's package handlers it usually doesn't matter where the .tgz file is.
1. To install=installpkg; To upgrade=upgradepkg; To remove=removepkg (easy )

And do these as root from the command-line in runlevel 1 or 3 so that you don't have a gui open.
If you have XFree now use installpk. If you have a version of Xorg <6.8.2 use upgradepkg. Check /var/log/packages and look for x11-x.x.x (xorg) or xfree-x.x.x to see what your current version is.
 
  


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