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Question:  11.1. Does Linux Support X?

Yes. Linux uses XFree86 (the current version is 4.0, which is based on X11R6). You need to have a video card which is supported by XFree86. See the XFree86 HOWTO for more details. Most Linux distributions nowadays come with an X installation. However, you can install or upgrade your own, from "*" and its mirror sites, or from

This FAQ is from Linux Frequently Asked Questions with Answers, maintained by Robert Kiesling

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