Metro to XFree86

Metro to XFree86

Post by Dave Ser » Thu, 03 Apr 1997 04:00:00



I'm having lockup problems with a Mach32 Metro-X install and
would like to try straight XFree86.  Any hints on deinstalling,
and setting up XFree86 are appreciated.

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Metro to XFree86

Post by David Mador » Thu, 03 Apr 1997 04:00:00



> I'm having lockup problems with a Mach32 Metro-X install and
> would like to try straight XFree86.  Any hints on deinstalling,
> and setting up XFree86 are appreciated.

Run Xconfigurator, and then check that /etc/X11/X is correctly
installed as a symbolic link to /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_whatever.
startx runs /usr/X11R6/bin/X which is a symlink to /etc/X11/X,
which is itself a symlink to whichever X server you wish to use.
To uninstall Metro-X, I guess the simplest is to use something
like
  find / -name metro\*
and deleting the files (after making sure there's nothing else
than Metro-X there! :-) That should include /usr/X11R6/bin/Xmetro
and /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/metroX or whatever that directory is
called. Perhaps there's also something in /etc. You can probably
also do it with rpm if you have a RedHat release (I guess Metro-X
comes only with RedHat releases anyway), the package is called
something like metroess.

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1. Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 with Metro-X/XFree86 in RedHat 4.0

Hello!

I'm trying to help my friend who wants to install RedHat 4.0 to his Micron
Millenia system.  This has a Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 video card.
Since RedHat 4.0 CD contains Metro-X, I tried to use Metro-X first.
During the configX session, I could not find the exact match in the list of
supported cards. So, I tried several similar cards, but it didn't work.
Then, I tried to use XFree86 which comes with RedHat 4.0.
Essentially, the same thing.  It didn't work.

What's wrong here?  I would greatly appreciate your help and suggestions!
Just in case, I opened up the PC, and checked the video card inside.
The main chip in the card says:
S3 ViRGE on board, HIE3DD 86C325

BTW, after installing the Metro-X, what command should I use to start X window?
Just startx as in XFree86?

Best wishes and thanks in advance,
Naoki Saito
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