[PATCH xserver] Fix Xorg -configure not working anymore

Hans de Goede hdegoede at redhat.com
Wed Aug 17 09:05:37 UTC 2016


On 17-08-16 03:01, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> 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...

+1 to me removing Xorg -configure support some time in the future
seems like the right thing to do.

Maybe something to discuss at XDC?



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