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Re: [lqw@gmx.de: xfree86 4.0.1 on potato]

You are in luck! Charl P. Botha has gone before you, and already solved
this problem. He was kind enough to write an entire HOWTO about the
situation, and posted its URL to the debian-x archives. I decided that
something was obviously wrong if you couldn't find it, so I added the
thread and the HOWTO itself to Google's list of URLs to index. I don't
know how long it will take until they get around to doing the index, but
in the meantime, the URL will do it for you:


In the meantime, I gotta suggest that maybe this isn't a great idea, but
Charl hasn't posted to the list complaining of problems, at least not
that I recall. :)

* Branden Robinson <branden@deadbeast.net> [001030 16:41]:
> ----- Forwarded message from lqw <lqw@gmx.de> -----
> From: lqw <lqw@gmx.de>
> To: branden@debian.org
> Subject: xfree86 4.0.1 on potato
> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 00:47:41 +0000
> Delivered-To: branden@localhost.deadbeast.net
> Delivered-To: branden@deadbeast.net
> Message-ID: <39FE16AD.42A68E27@gmx.de>
> X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.73 [en] (X11; I; Linux 2.2.17 i686)
> X-Accept-Language: en
> hi branden
> i am using debian potato and am desparately trying to find some hints on
> how to get xfree86 4.0.1 running on it.
> i ended in renaming the old installation of x and compiling the new one
> from the sources.
> so far it works but is missing some files, which are located in the old
> folders and i got problems
> using the opengl-drivers for my riva tnt.
> can you please give me some hints on how to build a .deb package of
> xfree 4.0.1 from the sources, i
> could`nt find anything on the web so far.
> thanks a lot
> gernot poerner
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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