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Re: FEEDBACK WANTED: What to do about XF86Config-4 BusID?

On Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 11:59:44AM +0200, Sven wrote:
> Note, the busid thingy is also usefull on non ppc boxes.

It's not a question of whether it's useful, it's a question of whether it's
NECESSARY.  I haven't heard reports about any other architecture
*requiring* an explicit BusID in the XF86Config-4 file for the server to
work.  If that proves to be the case, I'll add them to the list.

Anyway, my debconf templates are intended only to get the majority of
configurations working.  That means single-head usage.  Anything more is

> Especially for multi-function devices.

Did you not see the part about grepping for a VGA controller?

00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 40)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UHCI USB (rev 16)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UHCI USB (rev 16)
00:07.4 SMBus: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 40)
00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)

This is clearly a multifunction device, and yet not all devices show up as
performing the same function.

> I admit they are not that common, but still it would be nice to have the
> same handling also for these cases., especially in the case >1 bus
> entries.

Does anyone have any USEFUL feedback?

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