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16. The X Window System > 16.4. Installing X.org

Installing X.org

X.org does not provide any binary distributions, but you should be able to run those that come with your distribution just fine. On ftp://ftp.x.org/pub/X11R6.8.2/src, you can find the full source code, including instructions on how to build binaries yourself, if you really want to. (Of course, the version number of the latest version could have changed by the time you read this.)

Writing an X configuration file (called either XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf, depending on version and distribution) from scratch is a daunting undertaking, and not to be recommended. This section lists three ways of getting at least a start at a configuration file; using the documentation in this chapter, you should be able to change this to match your system in the optimal way.


  

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