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

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 17:18:05 UTC 2011

This sounds like a plan. I'll implement it when the 280 series goes
gold.  My basic idea when I threw in "drivers.conf" was to make a
better out of the box automagic experience for "regular" users, e.g.
people who don't need to, or don't want to, mess configuration

I didn't worry about "power" users since I had assumed, especially if
they run a full xorg.conf like I do, that they would just delete the
extra unneeded file and then run "startx".


On 7/30/11, Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 21:56:31 +0200
> Thomas Morper <thomas at beingboiled.info> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 09:26:51AM +0200, emmel wrote:
>> > Remember that /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
>> > overrides /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d.
>> Duh, stupid me, that's how I configured my keyboard layout! I
>> completely forgot about /usr/share and the usual "copy to /etc, then
>> modify"
>> Now that I remember: Forget what I wrote. Keep the config, but
>> make it /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-nvidia.conf instead of
>> /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/driver.conf - should work out of the box then,
>> but is easy to customize and updates won't break user-made changes.
>> Right?
> That sounds like the correct solution to me, fwiw.
> Installing /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-nvidia.conf with the package
> will perhaps cause a one-time "wtf" moment for someone installing it,
> but that's easy to document in README.   Basically, from then on, if
> someone does not prefer that config file's contents, then it can be
> overridden in /etc/X11/org.conf.d/10-nvidia.conf
> -RW

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