Bug 66728 - RFE: fill in with existing values
RFE: fill in with existing values
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-06-14 10:26 EDT by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-14 13:45:55 EDT
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2002-06-14 10:26:34 EDT
Currently, Xconfigurator starts fresh with parameters even if a
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 exists.  If the file exists, it should read the file and
fill in the existing values from the file and prompt the user to see if changes
are needed.

There should be a commandline option to start with a "fresh" dfinition.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-06-14 10:54:11 EDT
Alex, doesn't redhat-config-xfree serve this purpose?
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2002-06-14 12:51:25 EDT
Yes. That is the idea. In fact that is the only thing it does right now. I'm
adding support for config-from scratch right now.
Comment 3 Gene Czarcinski 2002-06-14 13:45:48 EDT
However, redhat-config-xfree86 currently only works in GUI mode (under Xwindows)
and thus you need a valid config file to run it.  Is this going to be enhanced
with a TUI mode and/or merged with Xconfigurator?
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-06-14 20:52:28 EDT
As Alex has said, the new X config tool already does this, and that was one
of the primary must-have things for the new tool.  It uses libxf86config
from XFree86 to parse the config file.

There are not any current plans of a text-mode only version of the tool,
and once completed, there should not be any need for a text-mode tool.

We don't need to worry about having a config file.  Anaconda GUI mode,
xf86cfg and various other applications can start up one of the existing
X servers to go to a minimal X server to run a GUI app with, without
having a pile of predetermined config files.  We'll be ok without a
text mode tool.  Also, the time spent maintaining a text mode front-end
in addition to the GUI front-end would be better spent fixing any
bugs that come up in the GUI front-end so that it works on all hardware.
Comment 5 Alexander Larsson 2002-06-17 10:49:21 EDT
It will also have some small amount of command-line support. No TUI is planned.

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