[Pkg-fglrx-devel] using debconf to create an xorg.conf(.d) snippet?

Patrick Matthäi pmatthaei at debian.org
Fri Jun 1 17:08:00 UTC 2012

Am 01.06.2012 19:02, schrieb Andreas Beckmann:
> Hi,
> something that probably would be nice to the users of the non-free
> drivers would be some debconf interface that creates a minimal xorg.conf
> (or better xorg.conf.d snippet) which enables the non-free driver on
> installation.
> I tried before for nvidia, but didn't succeed, yet.
> * It should integrate with the glx alternative - switching between mesa,
> nvidia and fglrx should disable/enable the appropriate config bits.
> Idea: create /etc/X11/{nvidia,fglrx}.conf and add a slave link to the
> alternative which places the config in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
> I tried to start some discussion in debian-x last year:
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2011/07/msg00159.html
> * It should somehow integrate with the vendor supplied tools that break
> your xorg.conf.
> * It should do nothing if there is something already configured.
> * It should keep the system working if the non-free driver is removed
> Any opinions?

fglrx is not using xorg.conf.d stuff :(

> Andreas
> PS: the nvidia-support package has a
>   create-xorg-nvidia-conf-experimental script that shows my approach

An shipped script/program to do the necessary steps would get my +1

Mit freundlichem Gruß / With kind regards,
 Patrick Matthäi
 GNU/Linux Debian Developer

E-Mail: pmatthaei at debian.org
        patrick at linux-dev.org

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