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



Rahul Sundaram wrote:

>> I expect it's because having an xorg.conf is now discouraged, but as
>> often
>> happens, many of us have hardware that can't really do without it.  I'm
>> sure the day is coming - but it's not here yet :-)
> 
> We will get there faster, if people report bugs when autoconfiguration
> does not work. It doesn't yet on systems where the hardware reports it
> incorrectly, returns junk data or no data at all for instance but we can
> still make it work if we knew the hardware details. In a report, you can
> file the output of lspci, /var/log/Xorg.log without a custom xorg.conf
> and any further information you want to provide.
> 
> 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.

I don't understand the anti xorg.conf argument.
If in fact X can be set up automatically,
then presumably xorg.conf can be written automatically.
Then, in the hopefully few cases where this does not work,
xorg.conf can be edited by hand.




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