Subject: Re: XF86Setup
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/01/1998 11:18:53
On Mon, Jun 29, 1998 at 11:42:21AM -0700, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:

> It's not a "bonus."  It's a tool which some people (including myself)
> consider "critical" setting up XF86 in a sane manner on a new system.

I've never used it - I've always used xf86config. Is it really that much
better? What does it do that xf86config ignores?

Hm... Maybe I'll build that new package to check it out.

In any event, xf86config is quite easy to use, IMHO. I got it working the
first time I ever set up X on an i386 box, and it wasn't terribly hard to

> Only if the rest of the X installation is a package.  Right now it's
> not.

That package would almost beat out emacs for size! Heh.

I thought it was rather painful, actually, to build gimp and have it say
"Oh, hey, build emacs too" on my box, with its 28.8K modem... Oh well. Just
a side gripe. :) (It would be less of a gripe if emacs worked properly out
of the box, but then, that's probably something with my system... I'll
send a PR, I guess, perhaps after I find a solution.)

Mason Loring
"In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams build their nest with fragments
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