2.4 install / xorgconfig

Tiv gtivey at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 20 18:51:01 PDT 2009

Hi all ---

Having recently installed DragonFlyBSD version 2.2.1 two weeks ago, i 
opted to re-install 2.4 instead of upgrading on an older laptop. Well 
the GOTHCHA here is that DragonFly_2.4's Xorg no longer includes the 
'xorgconfig' utility.

I probably missed any notifications about xorgconfig being omitted from 
the current Xorg 7.5, but I think it would be useful to give the user 
the option of installing (the) previous version of Xorg which has the 
xorgconfig utility.
There are so many older hardware configurations that don't get detected 
right by using Xorg -configure....I just can't understand what the Xorg 
folks were thinking when they abandoned xorgconfig.

It's been a long, long time since I've edited an xorg.conf by hand, and 
I frankly was never much good at it... It could save plenty of agony if 
we warn/inform those moving to the new 2.4 environs.

best regards,
Gary Tivey
gtivey at sbcglobal.net
Austin, TX USA

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