#qi-hardware IRC log for Wednesday, 2016-04-27

wpwrakDocScrutinizer05: we need this concept, but systemd-themed: http://finalphoenix.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/hell-poster.jpg05:28
DocScrutinizer05what did I miss?05:29
DocScrutinizer05nice poster anyway :-)05:29
DocScrutinizer05I'll quote you :-)05:35
DocScrutinizer05systemd-themed  WAAAAAH05:37
Action: DocScrutinizer05 shudders, sounds just too real05:37
wpwrakmaybe this could be a starting point: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/q6BIDijb6Y0/maxresdefault.jpg05:58
wpwrak(should be the infamous wenger 16999)05:59
DocScrutinizer05>>Gesendet mit meinem Wenger<< ROTFL06:40
wpwrakvery good ;-)16:07
wpwrakphew. i'm getting too old for this nonsense. spent something like two hours convincing X to deign to tolerate the presence of a new monitor. eventually it gave in. almost. as a token of resistance, it chose to name the screens :1 and :1.1, not the customary :0 and whatever. i'm sure this will break some things ...20:46
DocScrutinizer05the darn new autodetect in X11? never thought this is a good design concept23:12
DocScrutinizer05in the 'good old days' I had tons of fun tweaking parameters for CyrusLogic(?) / SI(?) chipsets to make X11 work with them23:13
DocScrutinizer05along the lines of http://cppcms.com/files/xorg.conf.txt23:15
DocScrutinizer05actually rather http://edge-op.org/grouch/xconfig.html23:20
DocScrutinizer05>>As newer versions of the (originally freeware) X386 were being sold under a proprietary software license by SGCS (of which Roell was a partner), confusion existed between the projects. After discussion, the project was renamed XFree86, as a pun (compare X-three-eighty-six to X-free-eighty-six).<<23:29
DocScrutinizer05that was real fun, back in the 90s, to get X11 run on a 386 with maybe 4MB of RAM and a cheesy Cyrus or Silicon chipset23:33
DocScrutinizer05with 486DX2 it already almost worked23:35
DocScrutinizer05there were quite a few hoops to hop in xconfig to get all the "518 533 591 33 45 1008 24 50"  etc right and make it work, but for sure *numbering of displays* was not one of them23:39
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