[PATCH xserver] Fix Xorg -configure not working anymore

Adam Jackson ajax at redhat.com
Wed Aug 17 14:58:33 UTC 2016

On Wed, 2016-08-17 at 10:01 +0900, Michel Dänzer wrote:

> 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...

I really want to say yes, but I know I have (hardware) customers that
document it as the way to generate an xorg.conf file. Apparently just
_writing_ as much of one as you need is too much to ask. But, when I
ask them _why_ they (or their customers) need the ability to generate
one, I tend not to get an answer...

Perhaps we'd want to move to a model where xorg.conf.d comes pre-
populated with the default settings (possibly just commented out). If
done properly we could entirely throw out xf86AutoConfig.c, which
certainly has its appeal.

- ajax

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