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From: brettholcomb@×××××××××.net
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: Re: [gentoo-user] I thought /etc/X11/xorg.conf was set in stone
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 11:52:00
Message-Id: 20050727114616.CDWH23081.ibm59aec.bellsouth.net@mail.bellsouth.net
That's good to know.  I had missed that part of it.  So far it just worked <G>.

> > From: George Roberts <georoberts@×××××.com> > Date: 2005/07/26 Tue PM 11:28:41 EDT > To: gentoo-user@l.g.o > Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] I thought /etc/X11/xorg.conf was set in stone > > According to the man xorg.conf the search paths are different depending > who is starting X. If X is started by a user the search paths are not > as extensive as if X is started by root. If root was the one to start X > then it could be able to pick up the xorg.conf I had stashed in the / > folder. > The sudden switch from my /etc/X11/xorg.conf to /xorg.conf is what > triggered my confusion. > > > Brett I. Holcomb wrote: > > > My understanding is that X searches the path given in xorg.conf > > irregardless of who starts it but I may be wrong. I use xdm, not gdm. > > > > On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, George Roberts wrote: > > > >> Brett I. Holcomb wrote: > >> > >>> Check man xorg.conf and it will give you the locations searched for > >>> xorg.conf. > >>> > >>> > >>> On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, George Roberts wrote: > >>> > >>> > I have noticed in the last couple days that rolling the wheel on > >>> my > mouse is > >>> > >>> > >>> Snip > >>> > >>> > I was under the impression that the folder /etc/X11is the folder > >>> only > scanned and used. That is why I put the backup copy there. > >>> My question > >> > > > >>> > Thanks > >>> > > > >> > >> Thanks, it seems the system searchs farther than I understood. Based > >> on what I have read on gdm, the X server is started by a > >> non-privliged user, to avoid possiblities of exploition of the system > >> via the login area. If this is in fact true then the search for the > >> xorg.conf file would be limited to the /usr or /etc folders, not the > >> / folder. > >> Does there need to be an update to the man file, or is this a > >> undocumented feature? > >> > > > > -- > gentoo-user@g.o mailing list > >
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