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.
Yeah, I eventually figured that out ;-)
Jay Berkenbilt <email@example.com>