Bug 35474 - RFE: add --usefbdev to Xconfigurator.
Summary: RFE: add --usefbdev to Xconfigurator.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: FutureFeature
: 33868 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-04-10 17:02 UTC by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:43 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-08-07 09:27:56 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Xconfigurator patch to add --usefbdev and associated documentation. (3.48 KB, patch)
2001-04-10 17:05 UTC, Ed McKenzie
no flags Details | Diff

Description Ed McKenzie 2001-04-10 17:02:55 UTC
Rationale: running XFree86 on fbdev, combined with enabling sysrq, 
improves system stability as compared to the default configuration 
(allowing XFree86 to handle all of the mode-switching itself.)  The 
attached patch doesn't change the default behavior, but makes it 
easier for power-users to be XFree86 beta-testers without having to 
constantly reach for the reset button.

The patch adds this switch and updates the man page and 
Xconfigurator's --help screen to document this change.

Comment 1 Ed McKenzie 2001-04-10 17:05:47 UTC
Created attachment 15066 [details]
Xconfigurator patch to add --usefbdev and associated documentation.

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-01 01:48:36 UTC
Thanks for the suggestion and the patch Ed.  I will look into the
possibility of including this in a future release and update you
on the status.

Thanks again,

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-01 04:09:54 UTC
*** Bug 33868 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-07 09:22:01 UTC
I just went to apply this patch and it is damaged.  It appears
to have been created in Windows perhaps.

Please make a new diff in Linux with diff -u src dest > foo

Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-07 09:27:46 UTC
Please make new patch against the latest rawhide version of Xconfigurator also
so it applies cleanly.  I tried to cut n paste it but that is a mess...
I'll just wait for the new diff.  TIA

Comment 6 Ed McKenzie 2001-08-08 12:53:04 UTC
New patch sent offline

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