[Openchrome-devel] [Bug 91966] No signal to monitor with X and openchrome using VX855 chipset graphics

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Tue Nov 3 02:17:54 PST 2015


--- Comment #55 from Benno Schulenberg <bensberg at justemail.net> ---
(In reply to Kevin Brace from comment #54)
> $ diff -cr Original_xf86-video-openchrome xf86-video-openchrome >
> Sample_Patch.patch

That is nearly right: instead of '-cr' you would use '-ur', making a unified

However, it seems you make patches from an unpacked tarball.  It would be much
better if you made your changes in git.  That is: in git branches.

Use 'git clone' to make a copy of the openchrome repository.  Then use 'git
checkout -b somefix' to make a branch, then make your changes there, and when
you have a self-contained small change ready, you do 'git commit -a' and write
a nice commit summary.  Then you make more changes, and then commit those, and
so on.  Instead of 'somefix' you use whatever name is appropriate for the thing
you are working on.  The smaller the single, self-contained commits, the

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