xorg.conf file validator

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 4 11:03:25 BST 2008

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 06:52:47PM -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Thanks again for identifying all of the xorg.conf's from launchpad for
> testing X-Kit against.  This has helped make X-Kit more robust.
> We realized that this validator might be useful to you too for automated
> QA purposes.  Alberto has written a short script using python-xkit that
> checks if a given xorg.conf file is valid.
> If you have scripts which review incoming bugs, you could use this
> script on any that have xorg.conf files attached.
> As you can see from Alberto's testing, nearly 1 in 10 xorg.conf's people
> submit are broken in some way, so running this validator on them could
> help flag them quickly.

If it's reliable and accurate, perhaps this would be a good feature to add
to the apport hook for the X server, to prevent reports of bugs caused by
invalid configurations.

 - mdz

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