Note: The lines starting with '>' are the actual commands you need to type at the commandline (do not type > as part of the command). You will need to be root to install XFree86.

> cd /

> mkdir xsource-4.3


X430src-1.tgz required source
X430src-2.tgz required source
X430src-3.tgz required source
X430src-4.tgz fonts
X430src-5.tgz fonts
X430src-6.tgz doc spec source
X430src-7.tgz doc spec hardcopy





> init 3

to go to console mode or reboot into single user mode

Backup existing installation of XFree

> cd /
> mkdir xbackup
> cp /usr/X11R6 /xbackup -Rr
> cp /etc/X11 /xbackup -Rr

> cd /xsource-4.3

Type the following to extract the .tgz packages

> find . -name "*tgz" -exec tar zxvf {} \;

When the extraction of the 7 tgz files has completed

Compiling XFree86 4.3

> cd xc

> make World >& world.log

This will take quite a while

When this step has completed, check for any errors

> tail -n 50 world.log

If no errors, then continue

> make install >& install.log

Wnen this step has completed, check for any errors

> tail -n 50 install.log

If no error, then continue

> make >& man.log

Wnen this step has completed, check for any errors

> tail -n 50 man.log

Check to see if link exists

> cd /usr/X11R6/bin

> ls -l X

If not symlinked to XFree86, then create link

> ln -sf /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 ./X

Now you may need to reconfigure X

> XFree86 -configure

Run the configuration program that will probe and/or guess all your settings.

This will create a new conf in the root directory.
To test this new configuration, run this command:

> XFree86 -xf86config /root/

This will display a grey hatch with an 'X' for the mouse cursor.

If this works fine, hit CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE to return to the commandline.

Copy this file to the /etc/X11/ directory using this command:

> cp /root/ /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

This may not work correctly as further configuration will need to be done.

> xf86cfg

If errors such as library not found when running xf86cfg, then do the following

> ldconfig

as it should fix the library not found errors. Hopefully...

> xf86cfg

This creates the same file, so to test it, follow the same steps as before.

> XFree86 -xf86config /root/

> cp /root/ /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Once setup correctly, type

> init 5

to go back to graphical mode or reboot if booted into single user mode.