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    New HOWTO: Installing XFree86 4.0.1 on Debian 2.2
    Posted on Wednesday, December 13 @ 11:13:30 GMT

    X Window
    Using Potato and want to try out some of the newer Linux toys, but can't stand to lose your precious hair each week after upgrading a quarter of your system again? Don't worry, Debian Planet has you covered with some sane instructions on how to get the XFree86 4.0.1 packages for Potato compiled by Charl P. Botha installed courtesy of a little help from our friend from #debian on OpenProjects, Goran 'jm_' Koruga. Click here to start enjoying the full glory of having XFree86 installed on your Potato system.

    Note: To take full advantage of the new acceleration features such as direct rendering infrastructure in XFree86 4.x, don't forget that you may have to compile kernel 2.2.18 and later or a kernel from the 2.4.x branch with modules for agpcart support for your motherboard's chipset and the relevant DRI & DRM modules for your video chipset. These includes 3Dfx Banshees/V3, ATI Rage 128, Intel i770 and Matrox G200/G400 cards. For full details, please refer to the Direct Rendering Open Source Project. Nvidia users will have to refer to Nvidia's own site or Raphael Bossek's Nvidia in Debian page for instructions on installing their proprietary kernel modules.

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    Xinerama and Matrox G450 (Score: 1)
    by robhudson (robhudson_at_at_dot_dot_org) on Wednesday, December 13 @ 19:36:26 GMT
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    I'm considering getting the Matrox G450. Has anyone used this card to do dual head displays?

    I have a good idea of how to set up two video cards to do dual head, is it much different with the G450 being a single card with two outputs? Do I need X4 and Xinerama for this card?


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    Re: New HOWTO: Installing XFree86 4.0.1 on Debian 2.2 (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 13 @ 22:02:55 GMT

    Hi to all,

    I have a more recent set of debs of XFree86 4.0.1, version 1 of Branden debs, at and I hope to put a new ones at the end of the week based on version 10.

    Don't forget to read all the docs and changelog of the debs.


    Luis Sismeiro

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    Re: New HOWTO: Installing XFree86 4.0.1 on Debian 2.2 (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 19 @ 05:46:53 GMT

    I worked under the debian2.2,how to update XF86.


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