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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:48 am    Post subject: how does Xorg distinguish multiple monitors? Reply with quote

http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Xorg.conf#Monitor

seems like i can set the "Identifier" whatever i want, then how does xorg decide which config match which monitor?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xaon,

The Wiki looks a little brief.

The whole 9 yards can be found in
Code:
man xorg.conf
Essentially, all the sections are bound together by the identifiers, which are text strings.
Sections are referenced from one another by the identifires too. Redundant sections are normally OK.

Read the SERVERLAYOUT SECTION in
Code:
man xorg.conf

Hint: its almost at the end.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i see... ServerLayout is at the top level and references everything

thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xaon,

Thats it. The order of the sections in xorg.conf does not matter.
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