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Re: No system-config-display, so what now?



Tom Horsley wrote:
On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 06:45:28 +0530
Rahul Sundaram wrote:

system-config-display is a bandaid from the time when XFree86 was stagnating badly but now that Xorg is going rapid development, it makes sense to fix the underlying issues instead.

There are some underlying issues that are a matter of user preference
which couldn't possibly be automated - I hope something comes down the
pike to allow those to be configured easily instead of constantly making
it hard and hard to configure them as has been the current direction.

User preferences can still be stored but system-config-display isn't being used for this much if at all and most of the usage happens to be workarounds which we would, do without.

Some examples:

I use a trackball and want to configure one of the buttons as
draglock (so I don't need three hands to drag things

system-config-display isn't useful here.

People with multiple monitors need to be able to say if they
want separate desktops, or one big virtual desktop (and if
a big virtual one, how are the monitors physically arranged).

This is more often a per user setting, stored elsewhere rather than in xorg.conf and that happens to be true with many of the customizations as well. At any rate, you don't need a default xorg.conf in these cases and only need them created if you do a specfic system-wide customization. I was referring more about the default instance.

Rahul


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