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Vulpes Velox kitbsdlists at
Tue Mar 2 10:03:25 PST 2004

On Tue, 2 Mar 2004 08:56:14 -0800 (PST)
"Jeremy C. Reed" <reed at> wrote:

> > >  o quicker X server autoconfiguration (like kudzu-knoppix and
> > > hwdata-knoppix)
> >
> > That really a problem? Never taken long here... just two or three
> > seconds... not tried it, but XF86 4.4 lookes like it will work
> > uber nicely for it...
> Does XFree86 4.4 include comprehensive Monitor databases (like
> hwdata-knoppix) and automatically use the correct VertRefresh and
> HorizSync for your monitor?

Nah, still does not do much in the monitor config area... but
getconfig can be used to supply a safe and good defualt...

> Does XFree86 4.4 configuration automatically include the best
> (common) resolutions and modes?
> Beginners don't want to manually edit their XF86Config. (Defaulting
> to depth 8 and the common 640x480 is not good enough.)

Yeah, that is why you point them at xf86cfg -textmode for editing

And again you can use getconfig to provide safe defualts...

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