Subject: Re: X11 not building these days?
To: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 09/10/2007 18:50:30
On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:40:40 -0700
firstname.lastname@example.org (John Nemeth) wrote:
> On Jan 31, 10:01am, "Robert P. Thille" wrote:
> } Is X-org Modular stable enough these days? For a bare-metal
> I'm not sure about this as I haven't been following X that
> closely. But, I believe there are some differences in video cards
> supported by the two of them (i.e. XFree86 may support some older
> video cards not supported by Xorg and Xorg may support some newer
> video cards not supported by XFree86).
> } with Xorg, should I still build x11 using build.sh, but not install
> the } sets, or not even bother?
> If you're going to use Xorg, then there is no point in building
> x11 using build.sh (unless you're looking to exercise your hardware).
> }-- End of excerpt from "Robert P. Thille"
I've been using monolithic xorg for >2.5 years, because some of my
machines were not supported by XFree86. I had only a few problems.
I've recently switched to modular xorg; again, there were only a few
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb