commit b2fe64dea3d31dd11cae9661770360b5012f8ec2
Author: Miklos Vajna <>
Date:   Thu Jul 8 21:20:30 2010 +0200

doc/x: no longer mention xconfig, talk about fragment config files

diff --git a/docs/x.txt b/docs/x.txt
index 8394fa4..799df38 100644
--- a/docs/x.txt
+++ b/docs/x.txt
@@ -2,41 +2,34 @@

== Configuring your graphics card

-If you install X, setup will run xconfig, our X configuration utility
-automatically. First, xconfig will detect your configuration and will
-create a basic configuration file. Then it will ask you to specify the
-screen resolution and colour depth. Finally, it will create the real
-configuration file, with the following extras:
+If you install X, a /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d directory will be created for
+you, containing XOrg configuration fragment files. In most cases the
+default configuration will be enough for you, but you can place your own
+fragments there if you want to manually fine-tune some of the settings.

-* Automatically configures the mouse wheel, if found
-* Sets keyboard layout according to the selected language
-* Enables DPMS
-* Enables users to use the DRI extension
+A common problem is to use a keyboard layout different to the default of
+the locale, for example you have a non-English locale, thus the default
+keyboard layout isn't English, either, but you want to have such one. In
+that case you need to edit the evdev configuration:

-After generating the config file, setup will start the X server.
-You must click the OK button to confirm to xconfig that the configuration
-was successful.
+# vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
+and change the `xkb_layout` option there to `us`, for example.

== 3D acceleration, binary drivers

-If there is built-in 3d acceleration support for your card in X, xconfig
-will add the necessary entries to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' and X will load
-the module(s).
+If there is built-in 3d acceleration support for your card in X, UDev
+will detect the necessary drivers and X will enable support for them.

-If you have an ATI or NVIDIA card, you probably need the manufacturer's
+If you have an NVIDIA card, you probably need the manufacturer's
binary drivers. Obtaining the NVIDIA binary driver is fairly simple:

# pacman-g2 -Sy nvidia

-If you have an ATI card, installation will not be more complicated
-than a simple
-# pacman-g2 -Sy fglrx
== Allow root login in KDM/GDM

By default, no root login is permitted on the GUI, the recommended way of
@@ -44,7 +37,7 @@ running graphical programs as root is to use gksu or kdesu.

To enable it anyway, the following lines should be edited:

-For KDM ('/usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc')
+For KDM ('/etc/kde/config/kdm/kdmrc')

Frugalware-git mailing list

Reply via email to