docs/88556: Correct FAQ typo and add more specific information regarding Xorg

Kevin Brunelle kruptos at
Sun Nov 6 17:50:15 UTC 2005

>Number:         88556
>Category:       docs
>Synopsis:       Correct FAQ typo and add more specific information regarding Xorg
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-doc
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Nov 06 17:50:14 GMT 2005
>Originator:     Kevin Brunelle
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p8 i386
System: FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p8 FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p8 #2: Sat Oct 22 13:58:58 EDT 2005 root at i386

	While talking to a user recently he informed me about an error in the FAQ
regarding this.  The file users are told to edit exists in /etc/X11 and not just
/etc.  Also, the format the FAQ gives is XFree86 specific and is not the preferred
way to format this section in Xorg.  I have corrected the path problem, added a
mention of the alternative name Xorg may be using instead of Xf86Config, and put
in a small bit explaining the alternative format and giving an example of it.


--- book.sgml.bak	Sun Nov  6 12:20:03 2005
+++ book.sgml	Sun Nov  6 12:33:13 2005
@@ -6943,7 +6943,7 @@
             <xref linkend="moused" remap="another section"> and set up
-          <para>Then edit <filename>/etc/XF86Config</filename> and make
+          <para>Then edit <filename>/etc/X11/XF86Config</filename> and make
             sure you have the following lines.</para>
           <programlisting>Section         Pointer
@@ -6955,6 +6955,17 @@
 	    for &xorg; 6.7.0.  For earlier versions, the
 	    <emphasis>Protocol</emphasis> should be
+          <para>For Xorg your configuration may be in
+	    <filename>/etc/X11/xorg.conf</filename> and this is the file you should
+	    edit.  Also, although the pointer section format above is supported, for
+	    compatibility reasons, the preferred format is to use an InputDevice
+	    section instead.  So you would have the following.</para>
+          <programlisting>Section         "InputDevice"
+Option		"Protocol" "SysMouse"
+Option		"Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
           <para>Some people prefer to use
             <devicename>/dev/mouse</devicename> under X.  To make this


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