Xorg desktop viewed through fog - Sorted

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 09:27:18 PST 2010


Matthew Burgess wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 01:06:29 +0000, Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop73 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 2010/1/11 Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>:
>>>  Xorg -configure
>>>
>>> will tell you what kind of video card X finds.  Look at ~/xorg.conf.new
> 
> Actually, I believe that upstream are moving toward a config-less X.  I find this
> much easier but the book currently doesn't support it out of the box due to some
> incompatible configure switches used between the server, fonts and driver bits.
> 
> I'll post my suggestions to -dev when I'm back from work tonight.  But, using this
> I can successfully start an X server within a VirtualBox environment and it correctly
> picks up my monitor, video chip, keyboard and mouse without the need for an Xorg.conf!

I haven't looked at it, but it still allows a config file, right?  If I 
choose to use a proprietary driver that is not in xorg by default, I 
still should be able to use it.

   -- Bruce



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