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Failsafe XFree config



Hi.

Would it be possible to keep a failsafe X config for using when X won't start under normal cirumstances? Say, 16 bit color, 60 Hz, 640x480, vesa driver and AllowMouseOpenFail?

One quite common scenario is when you're using ati or nvidia drivers, and you update the kernel without installing the new ati/nvidia kernel modules. As it works now, you're dropped to a console after being prompted with the possibility to read the X logs. I believe the XKeepsCrashing script is invoked here...it would be a lot easier to fix these problems if you at least get a basic X environment to work with. One would pass this alternative config to xinit, with a window prompt telling you that a problem occured yada yada and you're running a failsafe X mode.

What do you think?

/Peter





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