[Xorg] X server autoconfiguration

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Aug 19 07:45:23 PDT 2004

On Iau, 2004-08-19 at 16:22, Francois Tigeot wrote:
> With 'X -configure', the X server is able to auto-detect which driver
> to use and write a sample configuration file.
> This mechanism forces to run the server twice, the first time to generate
> a sample xorg.conf file which will be used untouched by the server in a
> second time.
> Is there a way to have the server auto-detect the appropriate graphic
> driver at run time without having to use a temporary configuration file ?

Soething like

mv X Xsv

and set X to be


if [ ! -e /etc/X11/xorg.conf ]; then
	X -configure
exec /usr/X11R6/bin/Xsv

Software tools are good. Saves putting a million ugly special cases into
applications 8)

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