[Fwd: Re: [PlanetCCRMA] query re: XFree86 4.4]

William M. Quarles walrus@bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 8 18:25:03 2004

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Subject: Re: [PlanetCCRMA] query re: XFree86 4.4
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2004 17:55:19 -0400
From: William M. Quarles <walrus@bellsouth.net>
To: Dave Phillips <dlphilp@bright.net>
References: <40C5DD15.5010209@bright.net>

Hi Dave,

Has he tried installing the updates from Red Hat and the Fedora Legacy
Project (fedoralegacy.org)?  They have numerous fixes for XFree86.
Also, if he upgrades to XFree86 4.4, he'll have to recompile many
applications that depend on XFree86 also.  It's a big mess.

If he really wants XFree86 4.4 and to still stay with Red Hat/Fedora,
the best thing that he could do is upgrade to Fedora Core 2, which has
X.org in it instead, but it's 99.9% the same as XFree86 4.4.  However,
Fernando has had problems getting low latency to work on Fedora Core 2.
  If Red Hat Linux 9 (but UPDATED) does not work for your client, I
doubt that Fedora Core 1 will help.


Dave Phillips wrote:
> Greetings:
>    A client has upgraded his Planet CCRMA system to RH9 but has run into 
> some difficulty with his X configuration. His video is an on-board SiS 
> chipset, and his problems will be resolved if he can install the latest 
> and greatest XFree86 (4.4 I think). However, we're not at all sure 
> what's the best way to do so. If an update to XF86 for PlanetC is 
> scheduled soon we'll wait; if not, perhaps someone can advise us on the 
> best way to go about upgrading it ourselves ?
> TIA,
> dp
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