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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