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

Kristof Vansant de_lupus at pandora.be
Sun Aug 15 12:46:31 PDT 2004

Can't HALD, /proc or /sysfs give the necessary info?

On Sun, 2004-08-15 at 12:10, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Sul, 2004-08-15 at 13:36, Kristof Vansant wrote:
> > 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)
> X doesn't currently provide an easy to extract hardware database,
> in addition to which it requires extra poking to identify some cards.
> For the kernel it works because each ELF binary object contains a
> locatable pointer to a table in the module itself. That allows you to
> build the database even with upgrades and added drivers. Xorg doesn't do
> that although if you want to volunteer to add such functionality to the
> standardised binary format used by Xorg I'm sure people would be
> delighted
lupusBE (Kristof Vansant Belgium

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