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

Kristof Vansant de_lupus at pandora.be
Sun Aug 15 05:36:42 PDT 2004

I just hate it that every distro has is own specific database with
hardware info.

I would like to see a shared tool for this (used by all distro's)

On Sat, 2004-08-14 at 15:40, Alan Cox wrote:
> 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.
> Alan
lupusBE (Kristof Vansant Belgium

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