[PATCH xserver] Fix Xorg -configure not working anymore

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Thu Aug 18 01:21:49 UTC 2016

On 08/17/16 08:13 AM, Adam Jackson wrote:
> 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.)

Based on the questions I see on #xorg and xorg at lists.fd.o about it, people
just want a baseline file to modify - if we fixed whatever made the output of
the autoconfig disappear from Xorg.conf that might help, or if we provided
a skeleton that let them fill in the bits they need.

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc

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