2.4 install / xorgconfig

Mandacarú Cascavel mancasc at yahoo.com.br
Sun Sep 20 19:07:09 PDT 2009

On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 20:45:52 -0500
Tiv <gtivey at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> 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

xorgcfg was particularly useful to more easily configure non-us keyboards as abnt2 br.

I'm also missing it once I have to be back to "manual" tricks. Poor simple end user like myself...

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