Default modules to load ...

Matthias Hopf mhopf at
Tue Oct 24 05:17:54 PDT 2006

On Oct 20, 06 10:02:58 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> >Anyone, who knows where in the sources the module list is specified,
> >which is loaded by the X Server by default? Looks like "dri" is now in
> >this list (maybe because of AIGLX), about which I'm not so happy ...

Hm. And why don't I find this in my regularly cloned and updated git
repository? I just noted that I wouldn't find this commit after a
'git-pull', but it would after a 'git-pull -t'.

However, I couldn't find a branch that this commit would fit into.

gitk <SHA1> will show me the commit history, but only an empty branch

It goes even further - I tried to find the branch by listing all branch
commits and grepping - and couldn't find the commit in *ANY* branch at
# for b in `git-branch  | cut -c3-` ; do echo $b; git-rev-list $b | grep
739224d05eb4f356c9cab9dcb8a44a8d7828776 ; done

However - I did a new clone of the xserver repository, and suddenly the
branches server-1.2-branch and autoconfig-for-7.2 show up, and
everything looks good.

So this basically boils down to the question:

  How on earth am I supposed to keep up with an upstream repository, if
  'git-pull -t' is not doing enough? Nobody can't be suggesting doing a
  new git-clone all the time...

This is really the downside of git. As far as I really like the concepts
and its speed, its documentation is still a PITA. Given how many hours
I've already spent to try to understand how to do some seemingly trivial
task in git... :-(((

BTW - apparently there also hasn't been a commit message - how could
something like that happen?


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