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Subject: [announce] ACLUG Meeting: Monday Oct 9: XFree86 4.0
From: "Info" <info@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 13:54:18 -0500
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             Air Capital Linux Users Group of Wichita, KS

Event Summary

 * Monday, Oct 9, 2000 - XFree86 4.0
 * Saturday, Oct 14, 2000 - Linux Demo @ Saturday Sale
 * Monday, Oct 23, 2000 - I-Opener

Contact:  info@xxxxxxxxx

Location: 7:00/7:30 PM in 260 Jabara Hall at Wichita State (details below)
          This event is free and open to the public.  Please forward this
          message to anyone you feel may be interested in attending.

In This Bulletin

 * Aclug Meeting Details

 * Saturday Sale Details

 * Other Business:

 * Meeting schedule

 * Contacts, Background information on ACLUG, and miscellaneous

Aclug Meeting: Monday, Oct 9 - XFree86 4.0

This meeting will cover the new features in XFree86 4.0

From the Website:

XFree86 is the underlying software that is between the hardware and graphical
user  interface (aka gui) that people see and use. If you are using KDE, GNOME,
Enlightenment, twm or fvwm then you are already using and running XFree86 as
these run as clients.

Release 4 is a major re-design of the basic architectural underpinnings of
XFree86's implementation of the original X Consortium's X Server. This re-design
allows for a modular interaction between the hardware drivers and the XFree86
core X server. With 4.0, upgrades to the X server with new and unsupported
hardware can be easily done and installed without   undergoing the previous
process of rebuilding a X server. All that is  required is installing the new
driver module and updating the configuration file. Release 4 also included the
long-awaited integration of the DRI (Direct Rendering Infrastructure). This
upgrade into the code  base gives XFree86 the abilities of direct 3-D graphics
rendering, used widely in games and other visualization programs.

Many drivers used in the old 3.3.x series have not be converted over to the 4.0
design and so check first whether your hardware is supported before upgrading to
the 4.0 series in the Driver Status document.

James Lancaster will be the guest speaker for this meeting.

Linux Demo @ Saturday Sale: Saturday, Oct 14, 9AM - 3PM

The ACLUG Staff is continuing to Demo Linux at the Saturday Sale, which is held
on the second Saturday of each month. We will be educating people on why they
should consider Linux as an alternative to Windows 9x and Windows 2000. As
always, we will have copies of various distributions available for $5 per CD.

Please consider dropping by and lending your support at the Demo.

Aclug Meeting: Monday, Oct 23 - I-Opener

This meeting is tentatively scheduled to cover the I-Opener Net appliance.

Other Business

If you have suggestions for a future Workshop, or a topic for a future meeting,
please feel free to send your suggestions to info@xxxxxxxxx

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are typically held every other Monday at 7:00/7:30pm in 260 Jabara Hall
on the campus of Wichita State University.  A sign will be posted outside Room
260 in the event that we need to meet elsewhere. Details on the event schedule
and upcoming events can be found at; maps can be
found at

7:00PM to 7:30PM is reserved for open discussion. 7:30PM to 7:45PM we will cover
old and new business, and make announcements of upcoming ACLUG events.

Our regular presentation will begin after the announcements, at approximately
7:45. Of course, if you can make it at 7, you're encouraged to stay for the
whole program.  You are welcome to arrive at either 7 or 7:30.

Further details will be posted to the aclug-announce mailing list; you can
subscribe for free at

About the Air Capital Linux Users Group

ACLUG was created in early 1998 as a group to help people discover better ways
to take advantage of modern computing through the use of Linux.  All ACLUG
events are free; we have hosted many free Linux installation events, during
which Linux was installed on dozens of computers for no charge.  We would like
to show the benefits of Unix operating systems such as Linux to as many people
as possible.  ACLUG members range from people just starting out with computers
and Linux to those that have written parts of the Linux system or are doing
computer research under the Linux platform.

ACLUG would like to show you the benefits of Linux for home and business use.
Feel free to attend one of our meetings or ask questions about Linux at
help@xxxxxxxxx.  You may also examine the archives of previous discussions on
our discussion lists at or join
the list; instructions for doing so are at
Announcements for upcoming ACLUG meetings and events will always be sent first
to the aclug-announce mailing lists.

      Dale W Hodge  - Secretary & Website Maintainer -  info@xxxxxxxxx
      Visit the Aclug Companion at

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