ATI Mobility Radeon X1400

Richard Pyne rpyne at
Thu Jul 19 00:09:26 CEST 2007

On 18 Jul 2007 at 13:42, Kok, Auke wrote:

>   This would be user friendly and
> > easy for us to implement. I remember my own switch from Mandrake to
> > Lunar. It took me some time to discover how to launch kde - missing x
> > configuration was one of first problems I got since I started to use
> > Lunar 1.4.0. If xorg7 autogenerates xorg.conf it will not be fglrx fine
> > tuned.
> don't fix what is not broken:
> * lunar is not for lazy users who don't want to do anything
> * xorg-7 does not NEED an xorg.conf in most cases
> * if you want a binary broken blob driver, you must do your homework

I tried both with no xorg.conf and with the default xorg.conf. In both 
cases it tried to use the vesa driver which will not work with wide 
screens. The xorg.conf as updated by "aticonfig --initial" worked 

> The current way works fine, don't make it more horrible for everyone.
> therefore, the problem is in fglrx.
> > That is why adding 
> > optional aticonfig run at the end of script would help newbies.
> it doesn't. Just print a message and stop doing any magic. You're better
> off giving a GOOD pointer than a BAD example xorg.conf. Hell, I have never
> *ever* seen aticonfig produce a decent xorg.conf. Most of the time they did
> not even work.

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