X Question

Simon Perreault nomis80 at videotron.ca
Mon Dec 18 09:55:56 PST 2000


On Monday 18 December 2000 03:26, you wrote:
> Hi
>
> I'm planning on setting up X on my LFS system.
>
> 1. All I have to do is (1)Install XFree86 and (2)Install Gnome/KDE ?

1 and 2 have several sub-steps. You have to install several graphic 
libraries, such as libungif, libpng, libjpeg, imlib, qt, gtk+, etc. You may 
need other libraries not related to graphics, such as libz. You should read 
the appropriate LFS-Hint at http://archive.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs-hints/. 
There's a gnome hint and a KDE2 hint. Both of them are current enough to 
guide you.

> 2. For those who have compiled the Xfree86 source, how long did it take and
> on what machine? (I have 233MHz Pentium II, 128MB RAM)

Athlon 800, about 30 minutes.
For you, I'm guessing about, hum, 6 hours?

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