[Xorg] X server autoconfiguration

Matthieu Herrb matthieu.herrb at laas.fr
Thu Aug 19 09:14:13 PDT 2004

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 ?
Since XFree86 4.3.99.something the X server is able to run without a
configuration file at all.

Otherwise a simple wrapper like

if [ ! -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf ]; then
	Xorg -configure
	mv ${HOME}/Xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

will do the job too (and let you tweak the generated xorg.conf
afterwards if needed).

Matthieu Herrb
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