Bug 13292 - XFree86 hardcoded in xinit
Summary: XFree86 hardcoded in xinit
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-06-30 20:26 UTC by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-03 05:12:33 UTC

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Description Gene Czarcinski 2000-06-30 20:26:46 UTC
On the testers mailing list it has been mentioed that redhat plans to ship
3.3.6 xservers for those that do not work in 4.0.  However, there may be a
problem with this that need to be "fixed".

In order to run the betas under vmware, I need to install vmware's special
xserver.  To make this work, I found that I needed to do the following:

1. Install my xserver into /usr/X11R6/bin

2. rename or delete /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86

3. Make a symbolic link to my xserver as /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86

4. Make a symbokic link to /etc/X11/XF86Config as /etc/XF86Config

Without renaming XFree86 and creating the symbolic link, the 4.0 driver was
still started regardless of where /etc/X11/X pointed.

This also works on real hardware with a 3.3.6 xserver such as XF86_Mach64.

Using strings, the only binary program I could find the had "XFree86" was


Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-03 05:12:31 UTC
Was /usr/X11R6/bin/X linked to XFree86 or something else?

Comment 2 Gene Czarcinski 2000-07-03 15:50:11 UTC
With the 4.0.1 and associated updates, this is no longer a problem.

/usr/X11R6/bin/X now points to Xwrapper.

I am closing this bug.


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