LiveCD rebuild help requested

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Sun Jun 10 22:05:51 PDT 2007

Dan Nicholson wrote:

> Any reason not to run something like Xorg -configure during init if
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf doesn't exist? It's a little ugly, but it seems
> like a much better idea than trying to duplicate PCI data again.

Xorg -configure cannot be used because it brings VMware video output and 
some real video cards made by S3 Inc. into completely unusable state until 

/etc/X11/xorg.conf always exists, because we want a place to write XKB 
settings to. The default video driver is "vesa", and udev rules change that.

And I am not duplicating PCI data - there is a little program in the 
"xorg-udev-rules" package that extracts them from the drivers. And, if you 
look at the xf86-video-nv- and compare the NVProbe() 
function with Probe functions of other drivers, you'll clearly see that "nv" 
is a special case.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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