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Re: Poor X performance with Intel 8086:22b1 (Braswell)

Looks like this will probably top-post, or perhaps not have any quoted material...I'm using mobile device at the moment, my apologies.
The last time I had to mess with anything Xorg was with the xorg.conf filr, but that may well have been 10+ years ago.  I've probably forgotten more than I ever knew about it now.  The conf file vs. conf.d directory has become a common motif these days. I use the /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory extensively on my system; it is the same principle (other than not being optional).  Thanks for all the info, Felix, I have learned a lot, though this was not originally my thread.  Hopefully, the OP has learned some as well.

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On May 26, 2017 21:48, "Felix Miata" <mrmazda@earthlink.net> wrote:
Michael Milliman composed on 2017-05-26 20:23 (UTC-0500):

> ...Does this cp command overwrite an existing
> xorg.conf.  AIR, the xorg.conf is no longer required (of course I've
> slept several times since I think I saw that :) ).
xorg.conf is an optional file that is unnecessary and not present for the vast
majority of users for all generations of Xorg going back too far to remember,
probably getting close to 10 years, maybe longer. The primary and large
exception is users of proprietary NVidia driver users.

> If it is overwriting,
> perhaps it would be a good idea if the OP preserved the existing
> xorg.conf in case the new one borks the system worse (always possible
> when messing with the drivers).

I don't know of any reason why a fresh Stretch installation to Intel gfx would
have xorg.conf. He wouldn't be overwriting an existing unless he created it himself.

> Well, as I wrote this, I took a look, and on my system (Stretch, with an
> amd processor and Radeon graphics) the etc/X11/xord.conf.d/ directory
> does not even exist.

Both xorg.conf and xorg.conf.d/ are optional. Most distros either create an
empty xorg.conf.d/, or populate one with a small number of tweaks specific to
various combinations of hardware and/or software. A common one contains
exclusively keyboard configuration. Mine enables Ctrl-Alt-BS, which IIRC is
disabled by default in upstream Xorg.

xorg.conf is a comprehensive file. xorg.conf.d/ is designed for presence of
multiple files, each optional, each designed to address specific components.
IIRC, presence in xorg.conf.d/ inconsistent with anything in xorg.conf if it
exists overrides it.
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words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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