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Re: is xorg.conf still needed



On Wed, 2008-04-30 at 00:07 -0400, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 11:21:36PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > > Some or all of those things seem ideal to actually live in user desktop
> > > configuration hooey of some sort instead of static system-wide X server
> > > setup, so maybe the glorious road leads in that direction?
> > 
> > In fact, yes, yes it does.  See the new gnome-display-properties in F9
> > for some of the bits of user-configured dual-head magic.  Thanks to ssp
> > for doing the hard work there.
> 
> Right now I need xorg.conf for these things on my desktop Radeon X600 
> and also my i965 laptop chip:
> 
> Option      "AccelMethod" "EXA"
> 
> So XVideo works and Render accel works.

In F9 you shouldn't need this EXA should default for intel hw now.

> 
> Virtual 3200 1600
> 
> So dual-head actually has somewhere to put the second head :-)

This is temporary until we get gpu memory management in place so we can
resize the desktops at runtime.

> Various options for touchpad, so I can tap-to-click and drag.

These may end going via hal or gconf settings I would assume..

> 
> Oh, and per-user dual-head/Xinerama configuration doesn't seem to work 
> so well when the window manager or session manager loads before the 
> dual-head is configured, resulting in all your icons, applications, 
> and gnome-panels being restored overlapped on a single-head.

Sounds like some sort of a race.. I'm sure ssp can figure out how to stop this..

Dave.


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