[Xorg] can't xorg detect on bootup which gfx card is installed?

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Sat Aug 14 08:40:37 PDT 2004

On Sad, 2004-08-14 at 15:36, Kristof Vansant wrote:
> why not do detection as normal user and ask for root password when new
> hardware is found?

For some parts of card detection you need to be root to bash I/O ports
and investigate the hardware. Vendors generally do display configuration
during boot up using other tools so the end user never has to think
about that issue.


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