[Xorg] X server autoconfiguration

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at wolfpond.org
Thu Aug 19 09:15:00 PDT 2004

On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 09:00:50AM -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> 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 ?
> If you have no xorg.conf or XF86config files, it will try to do exactly that
> already.

It would really be great if this could be done with a minimal xorg.conf (I
need to define the keyboard layout), but this seems impossible.

Francois Tigeot

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