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Re: xorg configuration for the non-free nvidia driver

On Fri, Jul  8, 2011 at 10:47:50 +0200, Andreas Beckmann wrote:

> [resending to debian-x@ instead of just kibi@]
> Dear X Team,
> since the proprietary nvidia driver does not work with Xorg
> autoconfiguration, an xorg.conf is needed to enable it.
> I'm planning to use debconf for creating a xorg.conf.d snippet on the
> first installation of xserver-xorg-video-nvidia* (recently split from
> nvidia-glx*), unless something is already configured manually.
> I would place this file as /etc/X11/nvidia.conf and use the glx
> alternatives system to install a slave alternative
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/nvidia.conf pointing to this file. That way
> switching to/from nvidia's libGL.so.* and libglx.so would also
> enable/disable the config file.
> If this approach works out well for nvidia, I'll propose fglrx to do the
> same.
> Do you have any objections regarding this approach?

Yes.  I don't think xorg.conf.d should be used for non-InputClass
configuration sections at this point.  See also


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