Attempting to get an X11 server running
dteske at vicor.com
Thu Jun 30 15:21:32 UTC 2011
On Jun 30, 2011, at 6:11 AM, Warren Block wrote:
> 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 AutoAddDevices.
>> 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 correct.
>> 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.
Though if you *really* wanted to, there's cvt(1):
cvt - calculate VESA CVT mode lines
>> 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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