questions of upgrading xserver

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Thu Aug 28 00:09:57 PDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 06:57:22AM +0000, Wayne wrote:
>    I've built a xserver in my ubuntu. My system has included
>    a xserver, and I built a new xserver in /opt/modular/.
>    Now I want my system run the new server automatically
>    when booting. How to do?
>    In /opt/modular/, it includes:
>        bin/  etc/  include/  lib/  share/  var
>    I copied each of them into the following folders:
>        bin         =>  /usr/bin
>        etc        =>  /etc
>        include   =>  /usr/include
>        lib          =>  /usr/share
>        var        =>   /var

last I checked you can't just copy everything, some paths get compiled in.
So you either need to compile with prefix=/usr, or you just leave the stuff in

The following should do the trick for most setups:
ln -s /opt/modular/bin/Xorg /usr/bin/X


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