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Re: S3 versus S3V

On 04 Nov 1997 23:56:23 EST Ben Pfaff (pfaffben@pilot.msu.edu) wrote:

> Jan <agx@mari.net> writes:
> > Also I read about linking the file /usr/X11R6/bin/X to the server I am
> > using but that doesn't seem to work. I type ln --sf
> > /usr/X11R6/bin/Xf86_S3 /usr/X11R6/bin/X
> You probably want the command
> 	ln -sf /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_S3 /usr/X11R6/bin/X
> instead.  Note capitalization of `f', number of dashes.

...but you probably don't want to do that either.
/usr/X11R6/bin/X is a wrapper for debian which calls the correct X server.
The correct X server is stored in the first line of /etc/X11/Xserver.
The wrapper is setuid root and will open the privileged resources and then drop privileges before exec()ing the real X server.

The doc you read is for the standard XFree86 release and should be fixed (you might want to open a bug for that matter).

If you already did the symbolic link (and removed the wrapper), just reinstall xbase.


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