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Hi, Plase tell me a way to find out the version of xfree86 version that i am currently using. And also how to upgrade it to xfree version 4.* if ...
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    xfree86 version


    Hi,

    Plase tell me a way to find out the version of xfree86 version that i am currently using. And also how to upgrade it to xfree version 4.* if i am using an older version.

    Thanks,
    Chamal.

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    Code:
     X -version
    just download the source, and type "make World && make install && make install.man"

    I think that was correct, it might not be because I havent done it in a long time now.[/code]

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    if ur usign any rpm compatible distro (redhat/mdk/etc) type

    Code:
    rpm -qa|grep xfree
    go rpm.pbone.net and click advanced, select only ur distro's tickboxes, ftp search and then type in xfree

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    Actually, that should be like this:
    Code:
    rpm -qa | grep -i xfree
    That is because some distros spell the xfree86 package names with uppercase XF, which will not be found without -i, which does a case insensitive search.

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