LinuxPlanet has a column about XFree86: "Can we agree that XFree86 has become a mess?
If you don't, download the current CVS tree and try to make some sense of it. Or, if your connection is such that you really
can't spare a couple of days to get it, download the source for XFree86-4.01 and take a look. For an extra-special good
time, try building it with direct rendering (DRI) support and a kernel module for your 3-D video card. See what I mean?
Ah, you probably thought that the docs would help you. Lots of luck. The INSTALL.TXT in the top-level directory of the
source was last updated just under three years ago."