Re: Do you want XFree86 working out of the box?
|--==> Petter Reinholdtsen writes:
PR> [Rob Bradford]
>>What's the advantage of this over the current situation with the
>>xserver packages using discover, mdetect and read-edid to guess the
>>hardware setup and fill in the relevent debconf entries?
PR> It fetches information from several sources, including those mentioned
PR> above, and uses it to tell the xserver packages tool (dexconf) how to
PR> configure X. The mouse detection code in hwinfo is better than
PR> mdetect, and ddcprobe (when available) is better than read-edid.
>>Are there plans to integrate this with the existing xserver
>>package's debconf setup (with the priority of the questions raised).
PR> There are no plans, only intentions and wishes. No-one volunteered to
PR> do the work yet. :/
>>Such an inclusion would be superior for our users compared to having
>>to remember to install yet another package.
PR> I agree. And until that happen, xdebconfigurator fill my need to
PR> autoconfigure X. It can even be configured to generate a new
PR> XF86Config-4 on every boot. It is useful for handling video card
PR> changes, and for use on live CDs. :)
>>I think your work on this is going to be especially useful for the
>>unattended installs Joey Hess has been working on with preseed.
PR> Joey is well aware of this package. It is a spin-off package from the
PR> debian-edu project. :)
PR> I was recently told that xdebconfigurator is used by the DeMuDi
PR> project, and this pleases me a lot. :)
Yes I do use the package for DeMuDi. I've publish a RC1 ISO image
which uses xdebconfigurator 1.14 and I'm getting reports on it. I'll
take care of filing relevant bugs in case of problem, acting as a
gateway between users/testers and BTS/DDs.