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Re: X Installation

On Wed, 18 Nov 1998, Tom Lear wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Nov 1998, David J Thompson wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> > 
> > A few weeks ago I wrote in to ask for help in getting X to work for me.  I
> > have since succeded in getting it to work, thanks to those that sent help
> > via email, sorry that I never got back to you.
> > 
> > Because of my experiencein getting it to work, I can only draw one
> > conclusion:  Unless I was being *very* braindead in what I was doing, a
> > fresh installation of XF86 as included in slink doesn't work.  This is
> > as of -7.  I haven't seen -8 yet so I don't no if it works.  If this is
> > the wrong list for this sort of thing, sorry; if this is already being
> > discussed elsewhere, sorry.  I'm just concerned because we *are* suposed
> > to be frozen right now and I haven't seen this problem dealt with.  We do
>         ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Typically things are less stable just after the freeze (developers rush to
> get their packages in before they have to go into the new dist).  I know
> Branden said that X was unstable when he uploaded it just prior to freeze.
> It is being worked on, but if you have specific problems that you've
> managed to solve I'm sure we'd like to hear about them.

It has been more than just the freeze, I tried with just about all of the* releases and have had the same problems.  (Its amazing how
familier you get with lynx and pine when you have no working X. :-)

I'm not sure if my fix (accutually my brother's fix) really counts.  What
we determined is that slink X will work if you have the X from hamm in
installed prior to the installation of slink X.  It seems that there are
multiple files missing, such as some that xf86setup uses (sorry, it was
a while ago and I don't really remember which ones) which are provided by
hamm X.  Also, the /etc/Xserver file still doesn't have the Xserver location
set correctly when a server is installed.

Aditionally, Window Maker doesn't work because it can't find fonts.

> > "One World, One Web, One Program" - Microsoft Promotional Ad
> > 
> > "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer" - Adolf Hitler
> Definitely going to keep this one.
(Scary, isn't it?)

"One World, One Web, One Program" - Microsoft Promotional Ad

"Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer" - Adolf Hitler

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