Subject: Updating to XFree 4
To: #List NetBSD current users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul Goyette <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/07/2002 12:43:55
Hi folks!

I've been putting this off for a while, but I guess I really should
upgrade my systems to XFree 4.  But I've got a few questions:

1) Will I have to rebuild all of my X-based packages after the upgrade?
   Or will the old ones still work?  Or mostly work?

2) Should I continue to use my existing X config files, or do I need
   to build new ones?  Any hints as to what changes I'm likely to need
   to make?

3) Should I continue to use the SVGA server?  Or should I convert to
   using the agp?  Most of my systems seem to probe agp when I boot
   GENERIC kernels, but my custom kernels have the agp commented out.

4) Will XFree 4 work on my Alpha PC164LX?  It's got a Matrox MGA
   Millennium II 2164W card.

5) Any other warnings or hints?

6) Oh, one more thing - one of my systems is dual-CPU i386 - any
   problems with XFree 4?


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