>This is pretty simple question... I have installed XFree86R6 from my
>slackware CD... However, I have Diamond 2000 S3 Viergo Chips..
>Therefore, I have to upgrade my XFree86 to 3.2 . I am new to Linux or
>Unix... I do not know what files that I need to download.. and how to
>decompress the files and start to install....
>Any document will help? Please recomment... Any help is appreciate!
You have diagnosed things correctly; you need the XFree86 S3Virge
Were you using the Red Hat distribution, the appropriate files
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 188279 Feb 8 10:15 XFree86-contrib-3.2-2.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7989563 Feb 8 10:15 XFree86-fonts-3.2-2.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3632680 Feb 8 07:27 XFree86-3.2-2.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 845547 Feb 8 07:27 XFree86-S3V-3.2-2.i386.rpm
which can be gotten from ftp.redhat.com.
I can't readily see any place where you can get XFree86 version 3.2 prepackaged
for use with the Slackware pkgtool program; moreover, sunsite.unc.edu doesn't
seem to have a directory for XFree86 3.2.
It may take some searching to find appropriate files on an ftp server; you
will probably obtain something looking like:
XFree86-S3V.tgz or XFree86-S3V.tar.gz
The appropriate thing to do is to use tar to extract the data as follows:
% tar xfvz XFree86-S3V.tgz
[listing of files extracted]
The *most* critical file will be the X server, which may be called X, or
You'll want to copy it into place something like the following:
% su -
Password: [enter root password]
# mv X /usr/X11R6/bin/X
This is *not* a complete explanation, but hopefully gives some useful
information. Good luck! The S3V card works quite nicely. I'm looking
at the results of one right now, and am fairly pleased with resolution
"When you say 'I wrote a program that crashed Windows', people just stare at
you blankly and say 'Hey, I got those with the system, *for free*"
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