getconfig



getconfig(1)                                                      getconfig(1)




NAME

       getconfig - get configuration information for the Xorg server


SYNOPSIS

       getconfig [option ...]


DESCRIPTION

       getconfig is a programatic interface that is used by the Xorg server to
       get configuration information about video hardware when operating with-
       out an xorg.conf file.

       This  implementation  of  getconfig is written in perl.  It processes a
       prioritized and ordered list of  rules  supplied  internally  and  from
       meta-configuration  files.   The  rules are in the form of perl expres-
       sions.  getconfig writes to standard output the xorg.conf-style config-
       uration data specified by the last highest priority rule that evaluates
       to true.  Information about the format of the meta-configuration  files
       can be found in the getconfig(5x) manual page.


OPTIONS

       -I search-path
               Specify  the search path to use for meta-config files.  search-
               path is a comma-separated list of directories to search.   Each
               directory  in the search path is searched for files with a .cfg
               suffix.  Each such file is opened and checked for a valid  sig-
               nature  string.   Rules are read from files with a valid signa-
               ture string and appended to the list of rules to evaluate.   If
               no  search path is specified, only the internally supplied con-
               figuration rules will be used.

       -D      Enable debugging output.

       -V      Print out the version information and exit.

       -X      Xorg-version Specify the  Xorg  version  in  numeric  (integer)
               form.

       -b subsys-id
               Specify the PCI subsystem ID of the video device.

       -c class
               Specify the PCI class of the video device.

       -d device-id
               Specify the PCI devide ID of the video device.

       -r revision
               Specify the PCI revision of the video device.

       -s subsysvendor-id
               Specify the PCI subsystem vendor ID of the video device.

       -v vendor-id
               Specify the PCI vendor ID of the video device.


FILES

       .cfg files located in the search path.  The search path typically spec-
       ified by the Xorg server is:

           /etc/X11
           /usr/X11R6/etc/X11
           <modulepath>
           /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/getconfig

       where <modulepath> is the Xorg server’s module search path.



SEE ALSO

       getconfig(5x), Xorg(1x), xorg.conf(5x).



AUTHORS

       The Xorg automatic configuration support and  the  getconfig  interface
       was  written  by  David H. Dawes, with the support of X-Oz Technologies
       for XFree86.



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