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#1 2004-04-16 02:56:36

sud_crow
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Xorg or Xfree 4.4?

I want to update the X server, but i cant decide on which to go, as Arch hasnt taken an official position i think...

I want to go with Xorg, but i dont know how this is working, what are the real differences and if there will be any kind of incompatibilities...

Any tips are welcome lol


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#2 2004-04-16 04:12:39

LavaPunk
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Re: Xorg or Xfree 4.4?

Be brave, try x.org I like it, and soon enough arch may follow but then again it might not  big_smile   Plus if you don't like it or find it buggy (besides reporting the bugs) you can easily pacman -R it and grab xfree....

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#3 2004-04-16 04:23:05

sud_crow
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Re: Xorg or Xfree 4.4?

I couldnt find X11R6.7 in the current or extra repos, but i found the link to the test pkg apeiro built...
ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/testing/x-11R6. … pkg.tar.gz

is this the most current build?

thanks.


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#4 2004-04-16 20:49:52

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Re: Xorg or Xfree 4.4?

Yes, it is, and you can add the testing repository to your pacman.conf now too.


If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
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#5 2004-04-17 04:41:00

sud_crow
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Re: Xorg or Xfree 4.4?

Yeah, just in time smile


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#6 2004-04-17 11:25:05

zeppelin
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Re: Xorg or Xfree 4.4?

is this still necessary?

Yea, the next x release will provide xfree86.

For now, you can manually make x provide xfree86 by editing /var/lib/pacman/local/x-11R6.7.0-1t1/depends and putting xfree86 in the %PROVIDES% field.
Code:

...

%CONFLICTS%
ttf-bitstream-vera

%PROVIDES%
x-server
xfree86

it works if you add xfree86 in %PROVIDES% but this should be done automatically tongue

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#7 2004-04-17 12:05:31

qball
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Re: Xorg or Xfree 4.4?

X.org is running pretty good here.

Its running better then xfree 4.4 did on my laptop.

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#8 2004-04-17 12:40:41

zeppelin
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Re: Xorg or Xfree 4.4?

ArchLinux no longer under this page:
http://www.xfree86.org/distro-support.html

I suspect a background story about this removal that of course I and many many others {I believe} welcome, because that reference about AL in that page could result in bad reputation about AL {as it does about SlackWare}

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#9 2004-04-17 17:38:00

kritoke
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From: Texas, USA
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Re: Xorg or Xfree 4.4?

I actually e-mailed them saying that they spelt pacman wrong and that arch is testing x.org's release.  So I guess they just assumed we were going to dump xfree86, which is probably correct.

Kritoke


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#10 2004-04-17 22:50:51

zeppelin
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Re: Xorg or Xfree 4.4?

zeppelin loves kritoke
X.org test2 is out tongue
{not sure what did Judd change but anyways} smile

maybe the %PROVIDES% xfree86 thing?

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#11 2004-04-18 18:40:51

apeiro
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Re: Xorg or Xfree 4.4?

Yup

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