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Ditch and Obtain

This may not be the best way, but it works. First backup your /etc/X11/XF86Config just in case anything goes wrong. Then unmerge xfree, and get xorg-x11. For the truely paranoid, you can create a backup of xfree first.

quickpkg xfree
cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.pre-xorg`
emerge unmerge xfree``emerge unmerge xft
emerge xorg-x11

Updating Configs

etc-update will have over 250 config file changes to go through. Everything should be fine to change for xorg. Just to be safe, scan the list for things like fstab, rc.conf using etc-update | grep fstab and hit ^c after a few seconds.

Xorg -configure
cp /root/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf to your liking. Maybe looking in another terminal look at your old config file to help you.


>If you used Xeasyconfig to create your old XF86 config file, copy that file to 'xorg.conf' >Keep in mind that the fontpaths for Xorg are different than XFree86; '/usr/share/fonts' rather than '/usr/X11R6/...'

See Also

Here is another good howto - with many comments

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