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Installing X

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On Fri, 3 May 2002, Drew Taylor wrote:

> No, but I have run xf86cfg and xf86config. Neither helped out. :-( Now that 
> I think about it, I might have installed X w/ the initial install... Would 
> it help if I removed all X rpm's, files and started over from scratch? Has 
> anyone had experience w/ 4.2.0?

   You might be better off finding RPMs for 4.2.0 and using them instead.  
I'm a firm believer that package managers are an all-or-nothing 
proposition.  I know that RedHat systems just tend to work better if 
you stick to RPM for EVERYTHING.
   Pre-built XFree86 4.2.0 RPMs are available from rawhide, beta, or 7.3
(when the FTP directories get unlocked).  The ones in beta/skipjack are
the newest available ATM (4.2.0-6.52).  They'll be binary compatible with
any 7.x system, but you might have a bunch of dependencies to satisfy.  
Kind of tedious, but it should get X installed the way everything else on
the system expects it to be.

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Let he who takes the plunge remember to return it by Tuesday.
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