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



On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 17:18 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
> 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?
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how would anyone know that?

The best thing to do is when the 'defaults' don't work for your video
hardware is to report to bugzilla so that they can possibly add the
information to xorg package.

Craig


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