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From: dams@...
Subject: Re: Gentoo-desktop howto fix-up
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 23:14:43 +0100
Luke-Jr <luke-jr@g.o> said:

> On Thursday 20 November 2003 11:31 pm, foser wrote:
>> I would even take it a step further and scrap the refresh rate mumbo
>> jumbo. We have Xrandr and related tools now, X configuration should be
>> kept to a basic guide to get it running decently. Then a more extensive
>> xfree guide could be done and linked to for additional (expert)
>> configuration needs.
> Why not just detect X configuration at boot and save stuff like preferred 
> resolution etc somewhere else?
> Of course, there might be a problem if the autodetection doesn't work, but we 
> could probably fallback to VGA so the user can manually configure it.

That's the way to go imo, but a desktop guide should be usefull for the cases
where you are in trouble, that is when the detection doesn't work.

I remember installing my second gentoo on a running linux, mounting stage1 cd
iso in loopback. So no boot, no detection. Of course it's unusual, but if the
guide can be some kind of reference, I think it's a usefull feature.

-- 
dams

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