Bug#697146: xserver-xorg script forces vboxvideo even if virtualbox guest additions are not installed
On 01/01/13 08:24 PM, Eugenio 'g7' Paolantonio wrote:
> The "autodetecting" mentioned into the live-config man page refers to
> the xserver-xorg script and not Xorg itself.
OK. Got it now.
> If the xorg-driver boot parameter is blank, the script tries to detect
> the driver by looking at the PCI ID of the graphic card, see the code ().
> When it finds the PCI ID of the vbox graphic card, it wrongly assumes
> that the vboxvideo driver is installed, which it may not be true.
> Then it creates (or an already created configuration file is copied) a
> file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d which basically forces X to load that driver.
Not sure how Xorg would automatically handle that for fglrx and nvidia.
I always thought for those cases you needed to manually intervene, or
else the free drivers would be used instead. So I gather this code has
something to do with that.
> If the package containing vboxvideo is not installed, obviously X does
> exit because the driver listed into the configuration file is not installed.