[OLUG] XFree86 Notes

Phil Brutsche pbrutsch at creighton.edu
Thu Feb 10 15:26:47 UTC 2000

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...

> I built the latest snapshot last night, taking 1 1/2 hours on a
> Celeron 300A with 64megs RAM.

1.5 hours?  What took so long?  It only takes 1 hour on my 300A.

> Result: Failure.

What failed?  I was able to build 3.9.17 without any problems.

> The hardest part was finding disk space, I needed like 300M!
> 	Positive note: I just successfully installed XFree 3.3.6 using the
> binary distro, and it's so much response then it's scary :-)
> 	Procedure: I backed up the old X11R6 into a Xbackup.tgz and deleted the
> X11R6 directory entirely.  After the installing from scratch into a new
> /usr/X11R6, I copied /etc/termcap to /etc/termcap.old and replaced it
> with the new 3.3.6 termcap.  Then I copied Xclients and xinitrc from
> /etc/X11/xinit over into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/ and
> /etc/X11/XF86Config into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/.  Then I unpacked
> Xbackup.tgz into /usr/Xbackup directory, and 'cp -R'ed the contents of
> /Xbackup/X11R6/lib into /usr/X11R6/lib, without allowing any over
> writes.  Boom! it works :-) 
> 	My previous configuration of kde comes up fine, and comes up faster. 
> Everything comes up faster.

Phil Brutsche					pbrutsch at creighton.edu

"There are two things that are infinite; Human stupidity and the
universe. And I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein

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