Commit 2ac33888 authored by Dan Nicholson's avatar Dan Nicholson Committed by Peter Hutterer

xfree86: Document how -configdir affects the xorg.conf.d search path

Explain the "safe" path dance for -configdir, too.
Signed-off-by: Dan Nicholson's avatarDan Nicholson <dbn.lists@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Hutterer's avatarPeter Hutterer <peter.hutterer@who-t.net>
parent 2460e921
......@@ -102,10 +102,12 @@ is the machine's hostname as reported by
.BR gethostname (__libmansuffix__).
.PP
Additional configuration files are searched for in the following
directories:
directories when the server is started as a normal user:
.PP
.RS 4
.nf
.IR /etc/X11/ <cmdline>
.IR __projectroot__/etc/X11/ <cmdline>
.I /etc/X11/__xconfigdir__\-4
.I /etc/X11/__xconfigdir__
.I /etc/__xconfigdir__
......@@ -118,6 +120,38 @@ directories:
.fi
.RE
.PP
where
.I <cmdline>
is a relative path (with no \(lq..\(rq components) specified with the
.B \-configdir
command line option.
.PP
When the __xservername__ server is started by the \(lqroot\(rq user, the
config directory search locations are as follows:
.PP
.RS 4
.nf
<cmdline>
.IR /etc/X11/ <cmdline>
.IR __projectroot__/etc/X11/ <cmdline>
.I /etc/X11/__xconfigdir__\-4
.I /etc/X11/__xconfigdir__
.I /etc/__xconfigdir__
.IR __projectroot__/etc/X11/__xconfigdir__. <hostname>
.I __projectroot__/etc/X11/__xconfigdir__\-4
.I __projectroot__/etc/X11/__xconfigdir__
.IR __projectroot__/lib/X11/__xconfigdir__. <hostname>
.I __projectroot__/lib/X11/__xconfigdir__\-4
.I __projectroot__/lib/X11/__xconfigdir__
.fi
.RE
.PP
where
.I <cmdline>
is the path specified with the
.B \-configdir
command line option (which may be absolute or relative).
.PP
The
.I __xconfigfile__
and
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