Can I use XFree86-3.3.6 server on FreeBSD-4.9 ? <the long story> I installed FreeBSD-4.5 on my old 486 VLB computer and x-windows worked fine. This is a sweet old computer, I like to call it the fastest 486 in the west; with a 5x86 processor @ 150Mhz and a 50Mhz VLB bus and parity ram, it is a very stable and useable computer.
I decided to Upgrade to FreeBSD-4.9, and ended up with XFree86-4.3. I couldn't get startx to run. It turns out that the Trio64 is not supported in XFree86-4.x. Can I use XFree86-3.3.6 on FreeBSD-4.9 ? How do I install XFree86-3.3.6 from my FreeBSD-4.5 distribution? (it is not in the ports but in separate folders) What sort of problems might I have with such a configuration? I searched the mail archives and found a message in freebsd-x11 titled "please fix your port" by S.C.Gehl in Dec 2003 where they complain about x-server not working on a Trio64 after upgrading to 4.9. They are probably having the same problem that I am. When I first upgraded to FreeBSD-4.9 the Xfree86 port wouldn't load, because expat had a package problem. But I was able to start windowmaker so I presume that XFree86-3.3.6 was still available. After I downloaded a version of expat that would load and loaded XFree86-4.3 then I couldn't startx. </the long story> Thanks, Jeff Sandys _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"