[PATCH xserver] Fix Xorg -configure not working anymore

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Wed Aug 17 01:01:03 UTC 2016

On 17/08/16 05:36 AM, Hans de Goede wrote:
> On 08/16/2016 06:36 PM, Adam Jackson wrote:
>> On Mon, 2016-08-08 at 14:53 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
>>> However some users still want to use Xorg -configure to generate a
>>> template config file, this commit implements a minimal fix to make
>>> things work again for PCI devices by skipping the platform
>>> probe method when xf86DoConfigure is set.
>> This means you'll fail to generate a config file under Hyper-V, where
>> the fbdev device is platform not pci.
> Something which has _never_ worked, as said currently we have a regression
> with Xorg -configure no longer working anywhere at all. So unless someone
> steps up to fix this properly I suggest we go with my patch to at least
> revert back to the old behavior and not regress.

At least longer term, maybe we should just remove Xorg -configure? Does
it serve any useful purpose anymore? I know it causes quite a lot of
trouble for users and those trying to help them...

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