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For those of you who aren't aware, you should be able to get an Xorg setup that "just works" without an /etc/X11/xorg.conf at all. That doesn't apply to those of you who need the binary-only drivers (nvidia or ati), but otherwise, there should be no need for an xorg.conf file.
Surely this can't apply to multi-card and multi-monitor setups... Can it?
If xorg.conf is completely ignored, I'm curious how configuration will go. To date I haven't bothered with HAL as I have had no reason to, but it seems Slack13 is very dependent on it working.
As GoblinBoy said, xorg.conf is still useful for many cases. I won't say for sure, but I don't think multiple monitors (and certainly not multiple video cards) will be detected/configured automatically, so xorg.conf magic will still be needed.
One neat thing is that you can write only the xorg.conf sections that you need, and the rest come from whatever is autodetected/autoconfigured. As an example, I have an xorg.conf that looks *exactly* like this:
I get all of the autodetection goodness *and* I turn off the Composite extension, as I don't care for any of the "pretty" crap, nor do I like the overhead it causes in Xfce Terminal (unless I work around it).
Thanks to you both!
RE: 'pretty crap' -- I don't go for the eye-candy either; I like things FAST and efficient. But gotta have the multiple hardware as someone on here said somewhere, once you get comfy with multiple displays, it's *really* hard to not have them; the extra real estate is so handy!