The binary distribution is composed of a number of zip archives which are the executables, servers, fonts, libraries, include files, man pages, and config files. The full distribution requires about 40-55MB of disk space.
All archives of this alpha version are packed with the
which is available under the name
UNZ512X2.EXE (or a later version)
from many OS/2 archives. Please obtain a native OS/2 version of this unpacker.
PKUNZIP does not work, because it cannot unpack long file names and
At this moment, the distribution covers only the ``core'' distribution which somewhat reduces the usability. Refer to WWW sites and archives listed in the XFree86/OS2 FAQ and elsewhere to obtain pre-built X clients which were ported to XFree86.
The contents of the packages are:
A special device driver and the SuperProbe program Note: In order to fix a problem occurring with WSeB (Aurora), you must install the most recent version of the xf86sup.sys driver that comes with this file. Older versions won't work.
READMEs and XFree86 specific man pages.
all of the executable X client applications and shared libs
the misc and 75dpi fonts
Runtime libraries of EMX
Choose at least one of the following to match your hardware:
the X server for IBM 8514/A and compatible boards
the X server for AGX boards
the X server for Permedia / GLINT boards
the X server for #9 Imagination 128 boards
the X server for ATI Mach32 graphics boards
the X server for ATI Mach64 graphics boards
the X server for ATI Mach8 graphics boards
the Monochrome X Server
the X server for P9000 based boards
the X server for S3 based boards (excluding S3 ViRGE)
the X server for S3 ViRGE based boards
the 8-bit pseudo-color X server for Super VGA cards
the 4-bit pseudo-color X server for VGA & SVGA cards.
the X server for et4000w32 based boards
pre-formatted man pages for the X11 interface and clients
Speedo and Type1 fonts
Japanese, Chinese and other fonts
the font server with man pages.
the X11 header files and programmer's utilities for compiling other X applications
PEX fonts and libraries required for PEX applications
In order to save space on your disk and reduce net bandwidth, choose the software to obtain carefully. Each X server is an archive of about 1.2MB and occupies 3.0MB on the disk. You won't normally need more than the single Xserver tailored to your video card.
If it is your first time install, get the
Xbase archive before any
of the other packages. This package contains a driver and a test program,
which analyzes your video hardware. If this program fails or reports an
incompatible hardware, it makes no sense to obtain the other packages in
the hope that they would magically work.