XFree86 gone from Fedora Core? WHY!?

William M. Quarles quarlewm at jmu.edu
Fri May 21 08:02:15 UTC 2004

m jones wrote:
> On Friday 21 May 2004 00:41, look what Eric Diamond wrote:
>>I am also going to remind you of one of the prime plusses of open
>>software from a users standpoint. If you, personally, prefer to run
>>XFree86, then by all means please do so! There is absolutely nothing
>>preventing you from downloading the latest source tarballs and
>>installing it yourself. Just because it doesn't come as part of the FC2
>>distribution doesn't mean it won't run on FC2.
> intersting point... seeing as how my install on my Inpsiron 5000 laptop was 
> not going well, I took your advice... got the XFree86 stuff, followed the 
> directions, everything installed perfectly and once I got the config worked 
> out... same behavior... X starts, but all I see is a dark screen... 
> CTRL+ALT+BKSPC to get back to command prompt... check the log, it shows X 
> started perfectly and all should be happy... but it is not.
> so, neither the xorg or the XFree86 works on FC2 for my Dell inspiron 5000.
> but don't let me interrupt what ever you all were going on about with actual 
> fedora discussion. :)


Well Michael, I'd love to help, but I think we need more information on
your system (and I also would probably need to be running FC2, but I can
try).  Perhaps you should start another thread.


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