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



On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 19:14 +0530, Rahul Sundaram 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.
Isn't the command: Xorg -configure
> 
> > 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.
> 
> Rahul
> 
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