Re: Corel Setup Design Proposal
On Fri, May 07, 1999 at 04:35:03PM +0200, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> > I think this is a very difficult point, how do you plan to solve this, choose
> > the right Xserver and XF86Config file for the users system ? Or do you plan
> > to use the fbdev server ? i think not yet all graphic cards have video
> > servers ...
> pretty easy: every recent graphic card is pci or agp, so it's detected as
> pci device and listed in the /proc file...
No, you have all wrong, ...
first it is true for every recent i386 grqaphic card, but remember :
* Linux is running on lot of old hardware, some don't have pci cards, some
have strange and unrecognized cards, and so on, but then i am no expert in
such stuff, just be aware of it, and don't fall in the all linux is
linux/i386 on pentium II or better hardware, ...
* not all architectures uses pci, what will you do on a sparc systems, on m68k
systems, on some odd powerpc systems ? Sure you can limit yourself to only
recent i386 systems, but that is not the spirit of linux, nor the spirit of
debian, so think large, ...
> a list device -> xfree options/server/driver should be easy to build
> (with the combined help of usenet).
I think it is feasible, but not so easy as you think, so don't underestimate