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["XWindowSystem"] > XFree 86 [[XWindowSystem]] > XFree 86
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 {i} It was replaced by ["Xorg"] in Debian 4.0 (etch).  {i} It was replaced by [[Xorg]] in Debian 4.0 (etch).
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XFree86 is an implementation of the [:XWindowSystem:X Window System] written originally for the Intel 80386 platform and certain video cards used on that platform. In short, it forms the basis for the Graphical User Interface of Debian (["DesktopEnvironment"]s). Today it supports other platforms and many different types of graphics cards. If you cannot find a specific driver for yours, use the VESA like default. XFree86 is an implementation of the [[XWindowSystem|X Window System]] written originally for the Intel 80386 platform and certain video cards used on that platform. In short, it forms the basis for the Graphical User Interface of Debian ([[DesktopEnvironment]]s). Today it supports other platforms and many different types of graphics cards. If you cannot find a specific driver for yours, use the VESA like default.
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Documentation is located here: in your Debian documentation under /usr/share/doc/xfree86-common and /usr/share/doc/xserver-xfree86, or on [http://www.xfree86.org/ XFree86 homepage]. Documentation is located here: in your Debian documentation under /usr/share/doc/xfree86-common and /usr/share/doc/xserver-xfree86, or on [[http://www.xfree86.org/|XFree86 homepage]].
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See also : ["XStrikeForce"]
 CategoryDesktopEnvironment | ["CategoryXWindowSystem"]
See also : [[XStrikeForce]]
 CategoryDesktopEnvironment | [[CategoryXWindowSystem]]

XWindowSystem > XFree 86


  • /!\ XFree86 is obsolete. It was the main X-Server until Debian 3.1 (sarge).

    {i} It was replaced by Xorg in Debian 4.0 (etch).

Details

XFree86 is an implementation of the X Window System written originally for the Intel 80386 platform and certain video cards used on that platform. In short, it forms the basis for the Graphical User Interface of Debian (DesktopEnvironments). Today it supports other platforms and many different types of graphics cards. If you cannot find a specific driver for yours, use the VESA like default.

Configure X

As root user, run:

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

(see dpkg manpage).

This will present you with a wizard for configuration.

Run X

After installation run

startx

(see startx manpage).

Documentation is located here: in your Debian documentation under /usr/share/doc/xfree86-common and /usr/share/doc/xserver-xfree86, or on XFree86 homepage.


See also : XStrikeForce