Feature request for consideration for FreeBSD

Brian Somers brian at Awfulhak.org
Mon Jul 3 19:23:57 BST 2000


> On Mon, Jul 03, 2000 at 10:07:11AM +0100, L. Cranswick wrote:
> > Based on Redhat and other Linux distributions (Mandrake 7) -
> > might it be possible to add a feature into FreeBSD that
> > during install of X, FreeBSD installer can detect what 
> > graphics card is present, download the optimal version 
> > of X and configure it in the way that the Redhat 6.2 "text" 
> > based installer does.
> 
> Is this necessary now?  I *thought* (and I don't run it, so could be wrong)
> that XFree86 4.x now had one binary for all the X servers, and you didn't
> need to download a specific server any more?

Indeed.

dbt5:/usr/X11R6/bin $ ls -l X
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  7 Jun  6 16:00 X -> XFree86

[.....]
> N
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