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





On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
Timothy Murphy wrote:
Kevin Kofler wrote:

Timothy Murphy wrote:
If in fact X can be set up automatically,
then presumably xorg.conf can be written automatically.
That's what X -configure is for.

If you have to run X -configure (what exactly do you mean by this?)

It is a command.


then it is not automatic.

Correct. You do it only when you need to.


But my only point is that I don't understand the philosophy
behind doing away with xorg.conf ,
and then saying, "Well, you might need it,
in which case there are various (unspecified) progams you can run."

Surely it would be simpler just to write xorg.conf in all cases?

It is not. You cannot rely on a static xorg.conf since the hardware can be switched (think new monitor on a desktop for instance) and writing it everytime slows down your display startup and doesn't work well in other instances (think LTSP). In general, you should avoid writes unless absolutely necessary since a hard disk is usually the slowest part of your system.


Sorry, Rahul

but in the past, when a new hardware was installed, the xorg.conf was renamed,
and a new one was created automatically. Now, if you happen to have an xorg.conf,
and change the hardware, X simply does not start, because it tries to use
the wrong xorg.conf.

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Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
LCG - UFRJ

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