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Old 31st March 2017
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Default no more 'X -configure' in newer releases?

Hello to the forum,

maybe I'm too stupid but as I remember releases ago there existed a '-configue' option in Xorg.

I realised it when I had to change my graphic card (Win/OpenBSD dual boot system).

X doesn't create automatically a xorg.conf anymore when starting...

Is there still a posibility to generate a dummy xorg.conf skeleton file in 6.0?

Or do I have to create a new one manually from scratch?



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Since few years X.Org is smart enough to work correctly without any xorg.conf file, at least for most setups.
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X -configure has been broken for many years. I do not recall when it was removed from X(1) as on option, but it was removed from the OpenBSD FAQ about 5 years ago.

With X dynamic provisioning combined with a directory structure for individual Section configuration files, monolithic xorg.conf files are usually unnecessary. If you have a use case for one, you'll have to prepare one manually.

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Edited to add: it was removed for 5.9:

Here is the commit log entry from xenocara/xserver/hw/xfree86/common/xf86Init.c:
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revision 1.22
date: 2015/11/15 08:28:24;  author: matthieu;  state: Exp;  lines: +0 -12;  commitid: UCLlONrn8Bjyct7q;
Remove the -configure option. This has been broken for a loong time
and no one is going to fix it.
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Since few years X.Org is smart enough to work correctly without any xorg.conf file, at least for most setups.
Unfortunately that doesn't include some older graphics adapters. Some (from today's standpoint probably considered ancient) cards that were supported by XFree86 never made it into X.Org and some that did aren't auto detected. But cases like that are probably quite rare nowadays.
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With X dynamic provisioning combined with a directory structure for individual Section configuration files, monolithic xorg.conf files are usually unnecessary.
Here is an example:
Code:
$ pwd
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
$ cat 00-keyboard.conf                                                         
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "system-keyboard"
        MatchIsKeyboard "on"
        Option "XkbLayout" "pl"
        Option "XKbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
#        Option "XkbVariant" ",dvorak"
#        Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
EndSection

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Since few years X.Org is smart enough to work correctly without any xorg.conf file, at least for most setups.
Yes. I'm a newcomer to OpenBSD; I've been running it since 5.0. I have not encountered a situation where it has been necessary to manually configure X.
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I had several graphic cards in the past which didn't work.

Last: an older Geforce gt630...

max. resolution 1024*768. Higher resolutions in cause X to prevent the startup.

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OpenBSD Developers don't like Nvidia's GPUs, because of the lack of publicly released documentation about them.
Actually, Linus Torvalds also doesn't like Nvidia, but some people inside Linux community write drivers for Nvidia GPUs so they have some sort of support.
OpenBSD doesn't.
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