Subject: Re: X11 on a live CD
To: Stefan 'Kaishakunin' Schumacher <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/27/2006 20:50:02
On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 21:40:41 +0200, "Stefan 'Kaishakunin' Schumacher"
<> wrote:

> I created several LiveCDs with mklivecd since it was made available.
> However, all of them were for my work as network admin and therefor
> all without X. 
> Now I working on a LiveCD that requires X11 to demonstrate several
> programs, however I am not able to find a working config for X to work
> an (almost) any machine. 
> So what is the best way to create a LiveCD with X as a demo? A generic 
> /etc/X11/XF86Config or some automagic Voodoo-options?
> PS: I know that there are several LiveCDs available, but doenloading
> some 100MB just to get a X config ist not what I want. 

The configurations generated by xorgcfg and xf86cfg are generally pretty
good these days.  That said, I've seen LiveCD setups that have a menu of
preconfigurd choices from which the user can choose.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,