[PATCH xserver] Fix Xorg -configure not working anymore

Adam Jackson ajax at redhat.com
Wed Aug 17 15:13:42 UTC 2016

On Wed, 2016-08-17 at 08:03 -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> > Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com> writes:
> > 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.
> I wonder if the main 'autoconf' thing that people need is the video
> driver entry?

That, default video modes, and very occasionally bit depth; the last
because on lame server hardware you only get like 4M of VRAM so
1680x1050x32 isn't an option. And, in fairness, the config syntax
doesn't make that easy to "just write" because you have to know what an
Identifier is and that you're gluing together three different sections
based on identifiers. (And also maybe conjure up a modeline out of thin
air, rather than just ask for the size you want.)

- ajax

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