How to make xorg prefer "nvidia" over "nv" driver in a xorg.conf less configuration?

Justin P. Mattock justinmattock at
Thu May 14 00:29:00 PDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-05-14 at 09:09 +0200, Rémi Cardona wrote:
> Francesco Pretto a écrit :
> > 1) You've pointed me the driver loading priority is hardcoded in Xorg so can't
> > be changed by normal users. Maybe HAL fdi policies files can be used to
> > accomodate my task?
> HAL is only used for input drivers. So the answer here is "no" as well.
> > 2) If there's no configurable option to solve this, this would de definitively a
> > lacking feature: Xorg can't prefer one driver instead of another in a xorg.conf
> > less configuration.
> So you want a configurable option *without* a configuration file? What's 
> wrong with having a _really_ dumb xorg.conf that only has one "Device" 
> section?
> In any case, feel free to send patches to this mailing list.
> Cheers

configurable option without a configuration(hmmm)
I guess gut out all of the xorg modules(vesa,vga,etc)
and just leave the one you want used.(this way xserver
has no other options, and there's no xorg.conf)

Justin P. Mattock

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