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Re: install XFree86 4.3 on Woody?

On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Santiago Hirschfeld wrote:

> Hi all,
> Im running woody with some packages installed from unofficial sources found
> in apt-get.org, and i was wondering if it's a good idea to switch to XFree86
> 4.3, everything is working so well now, that i wouldn't like to reinstall
> everything (again). I pretty new to debian, but i'm begining to get why is it
> so loved.
> If it's a good idea tu upgrade XFree86, can u suggest a source? please?

I recently upgraded to XFree86 4.3 on my home desktop because I had just
installed a new ATI Radeon 9500 video card in it and needed 4.3 to support
that card. I compiled it from scratch and installed it on top of the woody
X installation. I may be sorry for this in the future, but I've been doing
this a long time so can probably handle it. I wouldn't have done that,
though, unless I absolutely needed to (which I did). My advice would be to
let well enough alone unless you really need to go to the later version.

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