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Re: Xorg configuration

From: Saifi Khan <saifi.khan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 21:12:23 +0530 (IST)

On Sun, 1 Nov 2009, Bill Hacker wrote:

> Not sure it is germane but 'something' in xorg went at least temporarily
> pear-shaped on the latest FreeBSD step-ups (7.1 -> 7.2 as well as 8 RC1) and
> one other *BSD w/r Intel VGA driver vs VESA autoselection and loading.
> Symptom was an i9XX that was previously automagically handled w/o need of a
> conf file stalling with 'unable' vs prior art falling back to VESA if all else
> failed.
> Taming it with conf file entries quickly became tedious, and was of no
> interest in a constantly-changing workshop of portable storage devices, so
> I've simply backleveled until the Xorg community recover their automagicality.
> NB: These are changes in the Xorg 'containership' - not the host OS, have been
> extent for quite a while now, BUT AFAIK not relevant to other-than i8XX / i9xx
> Intel VGA.

On one of my laptops, i'm running FreeBSD freebsd
8.0-CURRENT-200906 and it has a Intel 945GM chipset.

Xorg 1.6.x is running absolutely fine !

Tested it with both KDE 3.5.10 and DWM.

There were some xorg.conf changes between Xorg server 1.5.x and

Can you please highlight the specific issues ?


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