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Date:      Thu, 30 Jun 2011 08:21:29 -0700
From:      Devin Teske <>
To:        Warren Block <>
Cc:, Dieter BSD <>
Subject:   Re: Attempting to get an X11 server running
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On Jun 30, 2011, at 6:11 AM, Warren Block wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Jun 2011, Dieter BSD wrote:
>> google found
>> which suggests using moused instead of hald.  moused runs,
>> but I think I have to get Xorg to use a config file to set
>>  Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off"
>>  Option "AutoAddDevices"  "off"
>> so that it will work without hald.
> That is incorrect.  Don't set AllowEmptyInput, just turn off AutoAddDevic=
>> Question 1: why does "Xorg -configure" create a config file
>> that doesn't work the same way as just running "Xorg" ?
> The defaults assumed when run are different from those in the generated c=
onfig file.  I don't know why.
>> Question 2: how do I get a usable config file?
> Look for examples on the net.  Realize that most of xorg.conf is optional=
 now, and you can leave out sections where the defaults are correct.
>> Question 3: how do I get complete modeline info for what
>> it is currently running?
> Please don't mess with modelines, it should not be needed any more. Just =
set the resolutions desired in the Screen/Display section.  If modelines ar=
e really required, get them out of /var/log/Xorg.0.log.  But they almost ce=
rtainly are not.

Though if you *really* wanted to, there's cvt(1):

cvt - calculate VESA CVT mode lines

>> Question 5: how do I get hald to work?
> It's not used if you turn off AutoAddDevices or build the xorg-server por=
t with the HAL option disabled.____________________________________________=
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