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Bug#229850: DEFAULT_HORIZ_SYNC and DEFAULT_VERT_REFRESH still ignored (updated patch)

>   In re-envisioning the X server debconfage for post-sarge, I am considering
>   a design along the lines of:
>   * Dumbing the interaction down to just the setting of parameters.
>   * Providing fallback question defaults to address 2).
>   * Providing user-invisible templates that "shadow" certain questions, which
>     will exist to let autodetection tools poke values into them.

If my understanding is correct (and yours is probably much better than
mine), XFree86 4.4.0 (yes, I know about the licensing problems) claims
to have an autoconfiguration mechanism, and the X.Org (6.8.1?) forked
off (again) of XFree86 pretty late in the pre 4.4.0 days.  I wonder
whether much of this will just disappear when Debian moves to x.org.
(Wishful thinking?)  I'm tempted to download Fedora Core 2 or Fedora
Core 3 RC 2 (which are both using x.org) and see what their
configuration stuff looks like.

>   Debian's XFree86 SVN repo is not hosted on alioth (fortunately?).  It's
>   hosted at necrotic.deadbeast.net.
>   http://necrotic.deadbeast.net/xsf/XFree86/README.txt

Yeah, I eventually figured that out ;-)

Jay Berkenbilt <ejb@ql.org>

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