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How to find out version of Xfree86?

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Bigdogbmx

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I have a problem with resolutions in redhat 9.1 and mandrake 9.1 whichever one I install, and I was going to replace my GFX drivers. BUT, u have to download the correct version for your version on Xfree86 and I have no idea what mine is. I tried opening Xfree86 config in vim but I cant see the version number anywhere. Does anyone know what it would be or how to find out?
 

injinj

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It's most likely 4.3 for RH9 and newer releases, 4.2 for anything older. I needed 4.3 for the intel 865G integrated chipset in my laptop.

$ XFree86 -version

XFree86 Version 4.2.0 (Red Hat Linux release: 4.2.0-72) / X Window System
 
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Bigdogbmx

Bigdogbmx

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Thanks fellas :) I actually have to admit I may well have wasted your time. I got sick of reinstallng mandrake over and over hoping it will get the resolution right (it did once, even though I used all teh exact same setup every time :mad:), and ive installed overclockix (knoppix) to my HDD because it seems to get teh screen size right straight away. That said any tips are useful to a noob like me, its all info in the long run :)