Xorg config question (missing xorg.conf)

Phil Savoie psavoie1783 at rogers.com
Thu Nov 4 02:50:19 PDT 2010

On 02/11/10 11:10 AM, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> 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).
> The Xorg driver was renamed from "i810" to "intel" a couple years ago.
> It is possible that an older version was still installed under the i810 name
> on his system, or more likely that it wasn't really the driver change that made
> a difference.
Thank you to all who responded.  You have made my understanding much 
more clearer.



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