Subject: Re: X11 not building these days?
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/10/2007 18:50:30
On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:40:40 -0700 (John Nemeth) wrote:

> On Jan 31, 10:01am, "Robert P. Thille" wrote:
> } 
> } Is X-org Modular stable enough these days?  For a bare-metal
> bring-up 
>      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, 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 (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,