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Re: Where does 8.0/amd64's X server get resolution from?

> OK.  Then we should make it by the book ;)


> 1. run Xorg -configure (preferably as root)
>    it should create in current directory

It put it in /root/, not in . (which was /etc/X11).
Fortunately, it said where it put it.

I then stripped out the SubSection "Display" clauses with Depth values
other than 24, and added a line Modes "1280x1024" to that subsection.

The result helps, somewhat.  With that xorg.conf, it runs 1280x1024 if
the monitor is connected at X server startup time even if it wasn't at
boot time.  Unfortunately it still does not make it run 1280x1024 if
the monitor is not connected at X server startup time.

I'm going to be seeing if I can find enough doc on xorg.conf to figure
out what's going on and how to fix it.

> 3. Check "Device" Section, maybe a valid driver already was detected?

After stripping comments, the Device section reads

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "intel"
        BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"

> BTW: is there something interesting in dmesg about current video
> device?

I don't know what might count as interesting.  I'm also not sure I can
identify everything video-related.

So I've put my kernel config and /var/run/dmesg.boot up on my FTP
server,, in /mouse/misc, under the names GEN80
(kernel config) and dmesg.boot (/var/run/dmesg.boot).  I do have
changes between the stock 8.0 source tree and the one in use; in case
anyone is interested in them, a list of affected files is in
changed-files, with the actual diffs in changes.  (There are two
changesets I didn't include, one because it's uninteresting and the
other because it's huge: I removed all .gitignore files and I removed
all CVS directories.  But those are the first changes I did and the
diff is relative to the result of doing them.)

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