Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

Deadman.org: Quick Guide to XFree86 4 configuration

Sep 16, 2000, 16:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Rowe)

"XFree recently came out with V4.0 of their implementation of the X Windowing System. The documentation isn't quite there yet. I'm hoping people will find this info useful."

"There's a super spiffy compile of XFree86 V4.0.1 here. (Heavily optimized for i686) Just download and `make install`. Do note, however, that this version will not work with the binary version of the G400 driver that Matrox released. It should work if you compile the source yourself, however. Update! Matrox released another beta on Aug 30. This one has a much improved readme file and will compile in the 4.0.1 tree, but suffers from many of the same problems that the original beta did (poor dpms support, horrible 24bpp support, slow.) The good news is that the dual-headness is working and they seem to be working and releasing quickly."

"One thing I've noticed is that : XFree86 -configure leaves one with a fairly vacant XF86Config file. The good news is that /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/ has a couple of example config files for you to steal from. I found it vital to keep my old XF86Config file around for mode-lines and timings and good crap like that."

Complete Story

Related Stories: