Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66728
RFE: fill in with existing values
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:10 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
There should be a commandline option to start with a "fresh" dfinition.
Alex, doesn't redhat-config-xfree serve this purpose?
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.
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?
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.
It will also have some small amount of command-line support. No TUI is planned.