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[openFATE 305929] Startup in X even when the xorg.conf fails
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  • Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:26:30 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: jpxviii jpxviii (jpxviii)
Feature #305929, revision 20
Title: Startup in X even when the xorg.conf fails

Hackweek V: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

openSUSE-11.2: Evaluation
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Desirable

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
- Requester: Important
+ Requester: Mandatory

Requested by: Joop Boonen (worldcitizen)

As there are more and more new users within openSuSE with less
knowledge. I was thinking it's an option to boot in Vesa when the
original xorg.conf fails. Than the user is still able to fix the
problem via a GUI i.e. YaST and SAX.

#1: Rajko Matovic (rajko_m) (2009-03-01 14:58:20)
Failsafe boot option should provide that, or you have some other idea,
like to attempt to start Xorg again with xorg.install file if first
start ends with error.

#2: Joop Boonen (worldcitizen) (2009-03-01 17:21:53) (reply to #1)
Fail boot does that indeed. I was thinking of an automatic fall back on
X when xorg.conf fails, with a kdm i.e. *dm screen that shows the the
xorg configuration failed, maybe including help how to to go about to
fix it.
I think the Fail Boot option is ideal but you need to know about this
option to use it. I was thinking it might be extra helpful.

#3: Stephan Kulow (coolo) (2009-03-30 20:36:09)
this needs to be done in both gdm and kdm as they start the X server.
So I would prefer a clone, but gdm already has something like that - at
least it catches failing X server starts. I'm not sure if there are kdm
developments for that in 4.3

#4: T. J. Brumfield (enderandrew) (2009-06-12 23:20:47)
I assume you mean something like this:

#5: nick skeen (ns89) (2010-07-30 21:28:51)
Unless your using an extremely old monitor, which could be damaged by
invalid settings, I don't see why this wouldn't be a good idea. And
since SAX has been removed, all the more reason to do this.

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