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Old 02-08-2011, 09:02 PM
Mick
 
Default Xorg segfaults, but GDM welcome screen loads

On Tuesday 08 February 2011 16:38:34 Grant wrote:
> >> I only mention it because in my experience I always have weird shit
> >> happening when I upgrade xorg-server over a big version number change.
> >>
> >> And rebuilding everything that underpins xorg always fixes it. Including
> >> drivers and mesa.
> >>
> >> In the old days when xorg was monolithic this never happened, as all the
> >> drivers always got rebuilt anyway. Nowadays with xorg sources being
> >> modular, we have to be a little more alert.
> >
> > ... and if you have just upgraded to xorg-server-1.9 you'll (probably)
> > need an xorg.conf file. The old .fdi files are no longer being used.
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Mick
>
> My laptop is on xorg-server-1.9.2 and it doesn't use an xorg.conf. In
> what type of situation is it needed?

When you want to configure different languages on the keyboard, synaptics,
etc, and when evdev doesn't work nicely with your set up.
--
Regards,
Mick
 

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