By Douglas J. Hunley firstname.lastname@example.org
Edited, annotated and hacked into HTML form by email@example.com 24 Dec 2000
The latest version (4.0.2) of XFree86 includes improved rendering, allowing anti-aliased fonts and alpha blending. For a brief description of these new features, visit http://www.xfree86.org/~keithp/render
Warning: Not for beginners, and get your system working properly with version 4 of XFree86 before you try this.
Here's what I did to get this working on my system...
1. Download the latest FreeType2 by issuing:
2. Untar it
tar zxvf freetyp2-current.tar.gz
3. cd into the freetyp2 dir and compile it
make config && make && make install && ldconfig -v
4. Get XFree86 (I had to use CVS because the Mach64
driver in 4.0.2 doesn't do the Render extension yet) and
checkout the 'xc' modules.
Use cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs with a password of "anoncvs'
5. Untar the Xfree86 source files.
6. Create xc/config/cf/host.def with these lines in
#define FreeType2Dir /usr/local
#define BuildRender YES
#define BuildXfdtLibrary YES
7. From the 'xc' directory, build the source
8. Drop to console and install it
make install && make install.man && ldconfig -v
9. I rebooted here. shouldn't be needed.
10. From a console, run 'xf86cfg' to create a new XF86Config file..
Douglas J. Hunley