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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
this, ...



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