xorg.conf usable

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Tue Nov 2 10:17:06 PDT 2010

MONDON Daniel wrote:
> Hi all.
> I'm reading the msg, and i have a question.
> I was thinking xorg.conf file will not be usable, and is here only for
> 'compatibility'. (I don't use any in my configurations)
> Does that means if present, its configuration is used and the X server
> is started more rapidly?

xorg.conf is still fully supported and usable, and we don't plan to ever
change it.   If it is present, it's configuration is used, in order to
allow people who need something other than the default configuration to
make the changes they need.

In most cases, it won't make any sort of measurable difference to startup
time - you're adding overhead of reading and parsing a config file and
not taking away much work in the lookup of the PCI vendor ids to find the
appropriate driver to use.

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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