Best X configurator for laptops?

Nathan Kinkade nkinkade at
Sun Mar 30 08:29:28 PST 2003

On Sun, Mar 30, 2003 at 07:59:59AM -0800, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> Hi again. I have a Dell Inspiron 3500 laptop, now running 4.7. 
> xf86cfg and xf86config both give (different) unusable results for my 
> system. Which of the other X configurators in the ports collection 
> seem to do a good job on laptops, if any?
> --Paul Hoffman

You need to be more specific about the problems you are encountering.
What is the specific error you get when you try to launch X?  What
version of X are you running?  I had an Inspiron 4000(?) running fine
with X v3 a little over a year ago.  The only specific I can remember is
that I had to set the mouse protocol to "BusMouse" in order to get the
touchpad to work properly.  If you are using X version 4 you could try
to generate a skeleton config file using `XFree86 -configure`.


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