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Re: Since when doesn't Fedora use xorg.conf ?



On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:09:44 -0700, Phil Meyer wrote:
	[...]
> With the release of Xorg 1.5, the X server is capable of running without
> an xorg.conf file for many video cards, but not all.  And as you
> mentioned, many of the settings for devices have defaults that are not
> appropriate for everyone.
> 
> Therefore, the xorg.conf file is used more for exceptions than the rule,
> now days, but it is still very much in use.
> 
> So yes, for some combinations of video card, monitor, keyboard, and
> mouse, the 1.5 Xorg server can work without an xorg.conf file.  For
> other combinations, the config file is still needed.

	How about a KVM switch and more than one PC in the  mix?

	For several releases of Fedora (and an older, non-USB KVM 
switch), every time I did an upgrade or install, I had to take the 
machine getting it out from behind the KVM switch and connect all three 
peripherals to it directly. If I wanted to stay online while doing one, I 
had to bring in a laptop.

	Then one time recently, I forgot -- and Lo! and Behold!, the 
upgrades worked anyway.

	Will they still, or do I have to go back to that tedious hardware 
fiddling?

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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