Interestingly enough, I recently upgraded to xorg-server 1.5 from 1.3. I removed my xorg file, and it works passably. It’s choice of graphics drivers is a little annoying – I’ve been using radeonhd and getting 3-5000 frames in glxgears. Now I’m getting about 1000, and it pegs my cpu.
However, all functionality on my mouse is auto detected – horizontal and vertical scrolling, backwards and forwards buttons. This means that my previous posts on scrolling are now obsolete – but that is life.
It has done a lousy job at guessing a good video card driver, though – at least from a performance perspective. I was using radeonhd and getting 3-5000 frames in glxgears. Now I’m getting about 1000, and it pegs my cpu.
I will admit that the regular ati driver does a better job at device detection, though – it’s just that I like actually using my graphics card – not that it’s anything spiffy as anyone familiar with glxgears can attest, but something is better than nothing.
I don’t think that I’m quite ready for an xorg.conf-less system just yet, but X is getting there.