[Slackbuilds-users] nvidia-kernel vs. xorg.conf

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 01:10:44 UTC 2011

Well, I wrestled with this a while. Even though I'm old school and run
a full tweaked out xorg.conf, the new fangled consensus seems to be to
run without and let X and the desktop environment automagically
configure things. That's why I added device.conf as the nvidia drivers
doesn't always get chosen properly.

It would be interesting to poll how many users still run a full xorg.conf.

My testing didn't show any issues with the extra device.conf. But if
it does, I can add a switch / readme to the script for the
selection...perhaps also a check in doinst.sh a ala device.conf.new...


On 7/26/11, Thomas Morper <thomas at beingboiled.info> wrote:
> Hello there,
> Recently, a new bit of code, that will put an xorg.conf.d/device.conf to
> the resulting package, has been added to the nvidia-kernel SlackBuild.
> While this is convenient for most first time installs, it's less
> convenient when updating, because the hardcoded device.conf will
> overwrite any user-made changes and will clash with certain multi-head
> setups.
> I think I'd rather have the device.conf in the doc-directory and a hint
> in the README. Still convenient for first-time installs, but won't break
> existing setups. What do you think?
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