Updating my Xorg on RHEL 6 etc

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Mon Jan 14 16:04:37 PST 2013

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 05:09:26PM -0500, Dennis Clarke wrote:
> Dear X folks : 
>     One of the things I have long wanted to do is build X from the ground up and replace the
> version running on my workstation. This probably is not recommended by the Red Hat folks
> as I am using RHEL 6 workstation and I am sure that future updates from them would mess
> with any custom work I am doing. Or perhaps not?  Really I don't know. 
>     I was going to create a small Debian Linux virtual machine within VMware and then use 
> that to try a build with all X related bits going into /opt under something like /opt/X11. 
>     Has anyone done this sort and thing AND written a blog somewhere about it ? 
>    Just looking for pointers in the right direction, along with "be careful of .." type stuff.

you can install a second X server from git (or anywhere) next to your
existing one:

Obviously, for a production environment I recommend sticking to the Red Hat
supported bits, especially since we keep it quite up-to-date anyway.



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