Install XOrg7

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The path to XOrg7

!!!For developpers only!!! You need svn access to get the new XOrg7 modules.

upgrading from XOrg

Currently the XOrg7 module is not doing this for you. You need to do some things manually

  • Remove the old XOrg:
lrm XOrg
  • Backup the old /etc/X11 (with your old xorg.conf):
mv /etc/X11 ~/
  • Remove the old XOrg installation path:
rm -fr /usr/X11R6
  • Remove some old symlinks:
    • rm /usr/X11
    • rm /usr/include/X11
    • rm /usr/lib/X11
    • rm /usr/include/GL

installing X11R7

is now as simple as:
lin XOrg7


XOrg7 is installing default in /usr. So not in /usr/X11R6 or anything like that. This follows new standards set by the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. If you browse around on the internet you will see that all major linux distro's have followed this standard: Debian, Arch Linux, Gentoo.
If however, you think you know better, you can install XOrg7 wherever you like on your disk:
lunar set X11R7_PREFIX=/usr/X11R7
will make sure that you install XOrg7 in /usr/X11R7.

XOrg7 will create some symlinks for you.

  • /usr/X11 > /usr
  • /usr/X11R6 > /usr (to make sure old modules stay compatible... if this symlink is not added a lot of Makefiles with hardcoded /usr/X11R6 paths inside would break)

Modules from the X11R7.x tree still missing

  • x11-apps
    • appres - list X application resource database
    • lbxproxy - Low BandWidth X proxy
    • luit - Convert terminal i/o from legacy encodings to UTF-8
    • mkcfm - create summaries of CID font metric files
    • oclock - round X clock
    • proxymngr - proxy manager service
    • scripts - run X command on another system via rsh
    • sessreg - Register X sessions in system utmp/utmpx databases
    • showfont - show information about X font from font server
    • twm - simple window manager
    • viewres - graphical class/resource browser for Xt
    • xbiff - watch mailboxes for new message delivery
    • xclipboard - X clipboard manager
    • xdbedizzy - DBE sample
    • xditview - display ditroff output
    • xdm - list X application resource database
    • xf86dga
    • xfd
    • xfindproxy
    • xfontsel
    • xfsinfo
    • xfwp
    • xgc
    • xkbprint
    • xkill
    • xload
    • xlogo
    • xlsclients
    • xmag
    • xphelloworld
    • xprehashprinterlist
    • xrx
    • xsetmode
    • xsetpointer
    • xsm
    • xstdcmap
    • xvidtune
  • x11-data
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