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How do I upgrade from the XFree86 version 3.1 to version the newest version 3.3.  My current version doesn't support trident TGUI video drivers so I wanted to upgrade it to one that does.  What files do I need to upgrade it and what commands do I type to install it?  Thank you.
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That all depends on what Linux distribution you're running. The most common ones are RedHat, Debian, and Slackware. (Version numbers with these are also very helpful.) The generic answer for all of these is to go to their respective FTP sites, dig around for XFree86-3.3 packages, grab these and install them.
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well, go into your /usr/X11R6 directory then
sh /somwhere/preinst.sh
copy all the tgz packages and the one related to your video card
ungzip and untar all of them
then sh /somwhere/posinst.sh
then XF86Setup will launch the (nearly) autoconfig programm.
Just answer the questions.
then startx and ... have fun.
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