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xorg-server-1.8

Introduction

With xorg-server-1.8, the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf is deprecated. Though we can actually reserve it for user modifications, it's no longer edited automatically.

The configuration files are now in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d. To ensure that the users configuration will not be erased by a system upgrade, here's a suggestion of numbers and content. The configuration files are read in alphanumerical order and their names must end with .conf :

  • 00 - ServerFlag
  • 05 - ServerLayout Tweaks
  • 10 - ServerLayout
  • 15 - Files Tweaks
  • 20 - Files
  • 25 - Modules Tweaks
  • 30 - Modules
  • 35 - InputClass/InputDevice Tweaks
  • 40 - InputClass/InputDevice
  • 45 - Monitor Tweaks
  • 50 - Monitor
  • 55 - Device Tweaks
  • 60 - Device
  • 65 - Screen Tweaks
  • 70 - Screen
  • 75 - Modes Tweaks
  • 80 - Modes
  • 85 - DRI Tweaks
  • 90 - DRI
  • 95 - Extension Tweaks
  • 100 - Extension

Some of the x0 sections are configured by tazx xorg-config using a template xorg.conf file (generated with Xorg -configure). You can find more information about this in the function xorg_conf_d of tazx.

If you want add a configuration file to a package, please take care to use a name different from those specified by tazx or this file will be erased when booting in live mode. You can use the same number (x0) with a different name if this configuration doesn't conflict with those used by default. Otherwise, use (x-1)5 for that configuration overwriting the default one.

Examples :

  • 40-evedev.conf - Default configuration for all devices
  • 35-synaptics.conf - Advanced configuration for touchpad devices, overwriting the default configuration for these devices
  • hwsetup, section nvidia and ati - Add a file 55-DeviceTweaks.conf configuring a graphic driver other than vesa

Configuration files list

This avoid naming two files identically, you can use these in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/readme for users with the 4.0 release.

tazx :

  • 10-ServerLayout.conf
  • 20-Files.conf
  • 30-Module.conf
  • 40-Keyboard.conf
  • 50-Monitor.conf
  • 60-Device.conf
  • 70-Screen.conf

tazhw :

  • 55-DeviceTweaks.conf

xorg-xf86-input-evdev :

  • 40-evdev.conf

xorg-xf86-input-synaptics :

  • 35-synaptics.conf

TODO

  • Improve the auto-configuration tool in tazx : some fonts and modules don't need to be loaded by default or don't exist. Some of these elements can be configured by their original package.
  • Pre-configure some drivers to make them work out-of-the-box.
 
en/devnotes/xorgserver-contrib.txt · Last modified: 2010/09/10 23:01 by linea
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