Xorg config question (missing xorg.conf)

Phil Savoie psavoie1783 at rogers.com
Tue Nov 2 07:37:45 PDT 2010

On 02/11/10 09:29 AM, Łukasz Maśko wrote:
> Dnia wtorek, 2 listopada 2010, Phil Savoie napisał:
> [...]
>> I understand that xorg will probe the device in the absence of an
>> xorg.conf file and use the most appropriate driver.  But... what did it
>> choose?  Why did it not choose the intel driver as on initial install? I
>> would have expected another black screen, like on initial install.
> Check the Xorg log file, then you'll now, which driver had been chosen. By
> the way, as far as I know, now there is only one intel driver, there is no
> distinction between i810, i915 or i965 (I cannot see it in my distro).

Hi Łukasz,

Thank you for replying, I did what you asked and found out that it used 
the vesa driver.  However, there must be a distinction between the i810, 
i915 or i965 drivers.  How else can the i810 work but the intel not?

Thanks again,


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