[Xorg] X server autoconfiguration
ftigeot at wolfpond.org
Thu Aug 19 09:10:21 PDT 2004
On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 03:45:23PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> 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)
I was hoping the special cases were already written :)
The generated xorg.conf file will need to be parsed and since this will be
done from a ramdisk with limited space and tools, it should become quite
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