I saw those same posts but that’s part of the problem, I don’t know how to do specifically what was suggested. I am very experienced in using computers and hierarchical file systems, I am not afraid of a command line and I am highly motivated to learn this OS, but I seem to be spending more time and money than I ever did on any other OS.
I did manage to get to XFree86.org and downloaded two files, Xinstall.sh and Xinstall.bin (the latest version 4.0.3 I think). However, when I tried to execute the .bin file, it said that I needed to extract it using extract.exe, but I don’t have a clue where to find it or how to install it. I have no idea what to do with the .sh file.
Perhaps you could provide some advice: Maybe I’m just approaching this incorrectly, but on the newbie sites I always seem to get partial answers. For example, I don’t know how to do a “make World”, yet you refer to it as though you were talking about something that I should know intrinsically. I have been messing with RedHat Linux since version 6.x, and have read many reference books and manuals about it, yet this is the first time I have ever heard of “make World”. Is there some generally accepted form of inquiry that would elicit a more detailed response?
Please don’t misunderstand, I very much appreciate the assistance, I’m just a bit frustrated at how steep this learning curve is.
Mark R. Muto
PACE Systems, Inc.
Someone just asked this same
question with a nearly identical computer, the answer that someone else gave
was to get the latest CVS version of Xfree86 and compile it using the make
World and make install.
Subj: Some very basic How-to needed