[techtalk] xf86config....

Robert Kiesling kiesling at localhost.ix.netcom.com
Tue Dec 21 09:42:00 EST 1999

Telsa Gwynne <hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:

> Or does something like this exist already? It's the sort of thing
> which I'm sure some magazine or series of articles must have
> covered at some stage.

I rewrote the X configuration sction of Matt Welsh's "Installation
and Getting Started."  At the time, there _weren't_ any X configuration
tools, but the section describes each step of writing the XF86Config
file... minus the video timings, I think, but it does go into 
processes like using X --probeonly to find out the video card 
chipset, and so forth.  It's GPL'd, and it's downloadable through
the Linux FAQ Web site, http://www.mainmatter.com/.  At least the 
LaTeX source is, but I could send you a postscript or dvi if necessary.

It might be a good start point for what you described.


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