Slackware 1.1.0 Xconfig.1M & Xfree86 Warnings (Was Slackware 1.1.0 is good!)

Slackware 1.1.0 Xconfig.1M & Xfree86 Warnings (Was Slackware 1.1.0 is good!)

Post by Lou Willia » Fri, 03 Dec 1993 01:01:38



Just to follow up on this thread, I'm reposting an article from
comp.windows.x.i386unix to this group.  It comes from the Xfree86
core team and makes a good statement of warning.  Take heed!

> [ Moderator's note: Patrick Volkerding, the maintainer of Slackware,
>   has already removed this file from the distribution.  If you already
>   have it, use it at your own risk.  --liw ]

> The XFree86 Core Team has noticed that at least with the 1.1.0 Slackware
> distribution, but maybe with other distributions, too, there is a pseudo
> Xconfig file called Xconfig.1M that users are asked to use as a start to get
> XFree86-2.0 running.

> This file is very dangerous. Cycling through unknown modes can have
> desasterous results, including severe damage of your monitor.

> DO NOT USE THIS FILE.

> This is in no way supported by the XFree86 Core team. We are stricktly
> opposed to such a stupid and dangerous approach of finding a fitting mode.

> Read the docs, try to find your monitor in /usr/X386/lib/X11/etc/modeDB.txt

> I have already informed the maintainer of Slackware and hope that he removes
> this imideately.

>        Dirk

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