Attempting to get an X11 server running
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Jun 30 13:11:12 UTC 2011
On Thu, 30 Jun 2011, Dieter BSD wrote:
> google found
> which suggests using moused instead of hald. moused runs,
> but I think I have to get Xorg to use a config file to set
> Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off"
> Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"
> so that it will work without hald.
That is incorrect. Don't set AllowEmptyInput, just turn off
> Question 1: why does "Xorg -configure" create a config file
> that doesn't work the same way as just running "Xorg" ?
The defaults assumed when run are different from those in the generated
config file. I don't know why.
> Question 2: how do I get a usable config file?
Look for examples on the net. Realize that most of xorg.conf is
optional now, and you can leave out sections where the defaults are
> Question 3: how do I get complete modeline info for what
> it is currently running?
Please don't mess with modelines, it should not be needed any more.
Just set the resolutions desired in the Screen/Display section. If
modelines are really required, get them out of /var/log/Xorg.0.log. But
they almost certainly are not.
> Question 5: how do I get hald to work?
It's not used if you turn off AutoAddDevices or build the xorg-server
port with the HAL option disabled.
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