The Linux binary distribution of XFree86 can be found on a number of FTP sites. On ftp://ftp.xfree86.org, it is found in the directory /pub/XFree86/220.127.116.11/binaries; there you will find systems for Intel, m68k, PPC, and Alpha AXP in subdirectories. (At the time of this writing, the current version is 18.104.22.168; newer versions are released periodically).
It's quite likely you obtained XFree86 as part of a Linux distribution, in which case downloading the software separately is not necessary. If you are downloading XFree86 directly, the following tables list the files in the XFree86-22.214.171.124 distribution.
One of the following servers is required (not all of those are available for all platforms, but all are available for Intel systems):
|Server for 8514-based boards
|Server for AGX-based boards
|Server for Mach32-based boards
|Server for Mach64-based boards
|Server for Mach8-based boards
|Server for monochrome video modes
|Server for P9000-based boards
|Server for S3-based boards
|Server for Super VGA-based boards
Server for VGA/EGA-based boards (needed for XF86Setup)
|Server for ET4000/W32-based boards
|Server for boards with 3Dlabs chipsets
|Server for I128-based boards
All of the following files are required:
|The rest of the X11R6 binaries
|Configuration files for xdm and xinit
|Shared X libraries and support files
|Configuration utility XF86Setup
|VGA server; needed by configuration utility XF86Setup
The following files are optional:
|Server link kit for customization
|100-dpi screen fonts
|Scaled fonts (Speedo, Type1)
Other fonts (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hebrew)
|Font server and configuration files
X header files, configuration files, and libraries needed at compilation time
|Nested X server
|X server that uses a virtual framebuffer
|X Print server
|PostScript version of the documentation
|HTML version of the documentation
|Japanese version of some documentation
|Japanese HTML version of the documentation
The XFree86 directory should contain README files and installation notes for the current version.
Obtain these files and save them in the directory /var/tmp (you can use any other directory; just change the pathname accordingly in the following examples), and create the directory /usr/X11R6 as root. Copy the three files preinst.sh, postinst.sh and extract to /var/tmp. Change to the directory /usr/X11R6 and run:
Next, make sure the extract utility that you downloaded is executable:
chmod 755 extract
Now unpack the binaries by typing:
Finally, run the post-installation script:
You need to make sure that /usr/X11R6/bin is on your path. This can be done by editing your system default /etc/profile or /etc/csh.login (based on the shell that you or other users on your system, use). Or you can simply add the directory to your personal path by modifying /etc/.bashrc or /etc/.cshrc, based on your shell.
You also need to make sure that /usr/X11R6/lib can be located by ld.so, the runtime linker. To do this, add the line:
to the file /etc/ld.so.conf, and run /sbin/ldconfig as root./usr/X11R6/lib
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