[Xorg] X server autoconfiguration

Matthieu Herrb matthieu.herrb at laas.fr
Thu Aug 19 09:38:11 PDT 2004

Francois Tigeot wrote:
> 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
> 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.
You can use setxkbmap to set the keyboard layout after the X server 

Matthieu Herrb
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