Xorg driver question

Johnson, Charles F charles.f.johnson at intel.com
Thu Sep 29 13:05:21 PDT 2005

The "Driver" section for your video adaptor in /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
tells the X server what to load.  Something like:

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "vesa"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "VESA driver (generic)"

If you want to verify what is being loaded, look at the Xorg.0.log file
and look for lines like:

(II) LoadModule: "vesa"
(II) Loading
(II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 4.22.7H|, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.7

--Charles Johnson
Intel Corp.
charles.f.johnson at intel.com

>-----Original Message-----
>From: xorg-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org [mailto:xorg-
>bounces at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of Michael Frey
>Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 12:56 PM
>To: xorg at lists.freedesktop.org
>Subject: Xorg driver question
>I am running the 6.8.2 version of Xorg.  My question is when running
>the Xorg binary -- how do I know if a certain driver is being used?
>For example the driver code under hw/xfree86/drivers/ati ?
>Do you pass an argument to the server to tell it which driver to use?
>Sorry for the ignorance..
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