X configuration paradigm, and a proposal
anton at truxtar.com
Tue Nov 9 20:45:32 PST 2004
Peter Karlsson wrote:
> I'm only a lowly user but I feel I have to speak up. What is
> the problem with todays way of configurating X? The xorg.conf
> file is perfectly understandable. For me, *nix has always been
> freedom of choice, i.e. I can configure everything to suit me;
> I don't have to accept any "standard" configuration that
> someone thinks is suitable. Is this going away? I apologise
> if anyone is offended about this but I always get the "jitters"
> whenever people (which often tends to be microsoft windows people - at least that's the impression I get) talks of getting
> rid of the, human readable, XF86Config/xorg.conf file.
> At least consider doing it a compile-time option to do it
> "the old way" or "the 'new' way"...
> ... or maybe I misunderstood the whole thing?
> Best regards
> Peter K
I agree that we don't need anything close to the windows "registry";
it's a death trap. At the same time there should be some hiearchial
organization of the information. I would prefer the xorg.d directory
idea proposed elsewhere. Alternatively, an xorg.conf file, if present,
could override any/all xorg.d settings.
Anton Markov <("anton" + "@" + "truxtar" + "." + "com")>
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