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    How to uninstall FreeX86 3


    I found the XFree86 4 packages after installing the 3 ones from the sysinstall menu. But it seems one can not uninstall it from the sysinstall. Also pkg_info does not give out anything about 3.

    The handbook only covers how to configure 4 without how to remove 3.

    So before I start with any dirty work on this, is there any practice to remove the 3 cleanly so that I could install the 4? Could you please direct me to any existing docs on this or give me some hints? Thanks.
    Last edited by wujie; March 5th, 2002 at 03:21 AM.
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    >> to any existing docs on this

    No docs, here's what I would do, if you trust me.

    1) cd to /var/db/pkg and pkg_delete all installed software that rely on X.
    2) rm -rf /usr/X11R6/*
    3) echo "XFREE86_VERSION=4" >> /etc/make.conf
    4) Then install new X from /usr/ports/x11
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    sure, i'd like to have a try.
    i'll let you all know my results.
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    hi Freebsd, it worked perfectly.
    actually i got the 4.1.0 installed last thu.
    and i was busy this week so that i didn't touch
    my freebsd box until yesterday night.
    i got everything right, including the
    settings for my TFT LCD, except for
    my Maestro 2E sound card.
    in general the box flies quite smoothly.
    i really enjoy working on the XF410
    on a FreeBSD 451 box.
    Last edited by wujie; March 15th, 2002 at 07:45 AM.
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    Good experience with the Xinstall.sh script


    I just upgraded the Xfree86 on my FreeBSD 4.5 box to 4.2.0. I simply backed up the old installation and ran the Xinstall.sh script that came with the binaries. I ran x with the -configure option, tweaked the config file that was generated and everything worked great. The new release works better with my video card and I am very pleased with the results. The script was very interactive and prompted before every change.

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