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Hi all, I am pretty new to the xwindow stuff.....i got the source for XFree86 4.2.0...but have no idea on how to build it.....i did search on google....but not much ...
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    Question Help -- with XFree86 build!!!


    Hi all,

    I am pretty new to the xwindow stuff.....i got the source for XFree86 4.2.0...but have no idea on how to build it.....i did search on google....but not much success....i found one document regarding this....but thts for version 3.3.....will the build procedure be same irrespective of the version???????......

    I have one more question wat is the difference between installing XFree86 and building XFree86???.......

    can anyone here direct me to any site tht deals with this........
    any inputs will be appreciated

    Thanks
    Greenday

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    Is there a particular reason you want to build xfree86 yourself?

    That's not a quick nor easy process...
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    Well...as part of my job....i was asked to get used to building XFree86....so no other go.....

    do u know any place where i can get some help???

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    I guess xfree86's own instructions is a start.

    Or this:
    http://llg.cubic.org/docs/xfree86.html

    Or this (xfree86 4.5):
    http://www.xfree86.org/4.5.0/BUILD.html

    Or this (xfree86 4.6):
    http://www.xfree86.org/current/BUILD.html

    There is a lot here:
    http://www.xfree86.org/current/
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    Thanks a lot......i hope the build procedure will not change from version to version.....

    Thanks again.....


    Greenday

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    I guess it changes a little, but anyway you have acces to the help for all the versions:
    http://www.xfree86.org/<version number>/BUILD.html
    Good luck!
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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