Surprised to see this section directly in the beginning? We have put it here because chances are best here not to overlook it. This does not mean that you will necessarily encounter trouble when installing XFree86, but be warned: the following sections are IMPORTANT and neglecting one or more things out of impatience or sloppiness will leave you with a non-working X11 system and us with unnecessary problems.
Still, due to the incredibly large number of hardware configurations, there may be some special situations and configurations where the below description is not successful. If this happens, read - I repeat READ - the list of ``frequently asked questions'' (FAQ) which has meanwhile evolved to a troubleshooting guide. The latest version is always at http://ais.gmd.de/~veit/os2/x11os2faq.html .
Maybe - but we found you must be very creative - you find a bug. Consult the page http://ais.gmd.de/~veit/os2/xf86bugs.html whether it is already known. If not, you have a case and should report it to XFree86 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please refer to the FAQ about the information to be provided for a complete problem report.
The recommended newsgroup for setup questions is comp.os.os2.setup.misc. I read this group, so it won't speed up the process or enforce anything if you post to other groups, or forward the report to my mail address as well or to email@example.com.
So, not to discourage you completely, the setup section begins: