Bug#362688: xresprobe: Useless question asking to specify a driver?
On Sat, Apr 15, 2006 at 02:58:21AM +0200, Alexander Schmehl wrote:
> I just needed to configure an unknown monitor and tried to use your tool
> "xresprobe". Since it missed any manpage or any other documentation, I
> just called it and got asked to specify a driver. Didn't knowing how to
> do this, I called it with the --help parameter. Just to see, that it
> worked like expected in the first place:
> Actually, it seems to me, that it doestn't really matter what paramter
> to add on the cmommandline, as long as something is adder after it:
> Uhm... interessting. Why does it ask me to supply a driver if it's
> nowhere documented how to do so? And Why does it it do so for the first
> place, if it works without?
xresprobe probably needs documentation, but it was only ever intended to
be an external tool. Most of the reason why it wasn't in the
xfree86/xorg package when I made it was because doing uploads of the
monolith were very painful.
If you can get away with doing DDC, then you're right, you don't need a
driver. But if we can't, and need to call Xorg -probe and grep the
logfile, then we obviously need a driver for that.