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xsrc/41870: Xorg -configure is unusable

>Number:         41870
>Category:       xsrc
>Synopsis:       Xorg -configure is unusable
>Confidential:   yes
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    xsrc-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Aug 10 17:05:00 +0000 2009
>Originator:     Martin Husemann
>Release:        NetBSD 5.99.15
The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.
System: NetBSD 5.99.15 NetBSD 5.99.15 (NELLY.MP) #65: Mon Aug 
10 10:44:06 CEST 2009
Architecture: sparc64
Machine: sparc64

If you configure a new machine with X by doing

  X -configure

you will notice two obvious, completely stupid bugs. They are upstream
bugs, but we will have to fix it in our tree anyway, even if upstream
does not care.

After above call, do tail /var/log/Xorg.0.log and you will see:

> Your xorg.conf file is /root/
> To test the server, run 'X -config /root/'

Unfortunately these are not printed to stderr any more, as they used to
be with XFree86. *Sigh*

But even worse, if you should be able to find the hint and follow it, you
will get (if everything works well) a completely black screen with no mouse

That is an absolutely unacceptable user interface ;-}

If you should happen to know what's going on and log in via network (or 
another console) and run "xterm -display :0" there, the xterm pops up and
works, and the mouse pointer becomes visible.



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