Solaris Package Archive -- X11R6.3

Solaris Package Archive


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What is it
X11R6.3 is a free release of the MIT X11 Windowing system from the X Consortium. I've offered it here for those who want to use the standard X11 system because they like it or they want to compile with it etc.

The Solaris 2.5.1 x86 package has been compiled from the XFree86 3.3.3 source tree. You should follow the installation instructions mentioned below to correctly, and safely, install and configure this package.

The Solaris 2.6 x86 package has not been compiled by me. It is a direct copy of the XFree86 Solaris 2.6 binary tree from The binaries have been unpacked and installed into a system, the X server linked to the SVGA one for compatibility and the kit packaged up. You will have to run XF86Setup, SuperProbe and xf86config to configure the installation before you should attempt to xdm or startx. Look at the help files in /usr/local/X11R6.3/lib/X11/doc.

Email To
Send email to (X11 email)
Send email to XFree86@XFree86.Org. (x86 specific email)

Solaris Issues
X11R6.3 is custom compiled for the operating system it lives on. Running on a Solaris release other than the one it was installed on would have undefined results. It may work, but it's not supported. You'll find the package setup won't allow you to complete the install anyway in this case.

Click here to read about the Solaris 7 packages.

Source Code
You can download the XFree86 3.3.3 source from
You can download the Solaris 2.6 x86 binaries in their raw form from
The X11R6.3 source code can be found at However, it's better if you use a mirror site.

Special Issues
See the main packages README for installation information.