[Comm-en] Install issue

James F. anathema890 at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 11 01:31:02 MSK 2004

I don't mean to ask so many questions but do I download all of the xfree86 
rpms, or just one? If just one, which one? Also, how do I FTP from the 

Thank you

>From: Michael Shigorin <mike at osdn.org.ua>
>Reply-To: community-en at altlinux.org
>To: community-en at altlinux.org
>Subject: Re: [Comm-en] Install issue
>Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 23:36:03 +0200
>On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 02:00:07PM -0700, James F. wrote:
> > I just installed altlinux jr. 2.2. It went nice and smooth. It picked up
> > the Partition I made for it, set up the network, etc... with no
> > problem.  Then came the time when we configure X. It gives me
> > this error: Xfree86 -rpm not found.
> > Firstly I used apt-get to update the distro. I'm now running
> > master 2.2 (orange)
>The problem is that XFree86 dated back then didn't support R9200
>at all.
> > Xfree86config
> > I was told there was no such command.
>Yes, there's XFdrake for the time being ;-)
> > ASUS ATI Radeon 9200 se
> > So what do I do?
>You can either:
>- get a set of XFree86-4.3.0 packages backported to Master 2.2:
>   (Shrel's collection, referenced at http://search.altlinux.ru
>   and approved by numerous users) and upgrade to them:
>   rpm -Fvh XFree86*-4.3.0-alt7.M22*
>   then run XFdrake to set it up.  If it fails, write back here
>   for someone with Radeon to hand you an /etc/X11/XF86Config-4,
>   not to bother with teaching an old dog (specifically, year's
>   old hardware detection library) new tricks (specifically, newer
>   PCI IDs to then-unknown driver names mapping).
>- or get yourself Compact-2.3 beta which supports recent Radeon
>   and GeForce cards but is still beta, and there's no matching
>   Master distro (yet); while you can use the whole Sisyphus
>   repository with that and right now they're mostly synced, it's
>   considered unstable.
>I'd try the options in this order.
>  ---- WBR, Michael Shigorin <mike at altlinux.ru>
>   ------ Linux.Kiev http://www.linux.kiev.ua/
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