Talk:963: X11

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Come on Randall, it's not that hard, it's only 273 flags that you have to memorize. A child could do that. Davidy²²[talk] 09:00, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

I think the comics might be about the fact that modern-day X.Org doesn't need xorg.conf at all... well, usually (i.e. almost always you can get with autodetection and without xorg.conf at all) --JakubNarebski (talk) 20:57, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
Oh, xorg.conf was fun for me the last twenty years. I miss it...LOL--Dgbrt (talk) 21:23, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Good grief finding the actual Jefferson quote was hard. So many people saying things about the quotation without actually linking to the quotation. It took a bit of digging, Wikiquote has a link to what I think would have been the full text of the letter, but UVa must have switched CMS' so now all their links are different and you just get redirected to the front page of University of Virginia's Library. So much for permalinks. With a little bit more digging I found the full text published online by the University of Chicago. The text is thick, as should be expected of 18th century writing, but if you squint hard enough at a particular paragraph and twist the words a little you can come up with the sentiment that Randall refers to in the title text. lcarsos_a (talk) 20:17, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Did you not think of using the Wayback Machine? The UVa page you were looking for is here. NealCruco (talk) 02:44, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Personally I like having the options 173.245.54.158 00:38, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

I think the explanation about how X works is wrong. But because of the unfortunate choices of the original X designers, I do not think it can become more accurate without also becoming more confusing. In particular, when dealing with X, server and client always mean the opposite of what you would expect. Pesthouse (talk) 21:09, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Time IS on the x axis. Why does it claim it not to be? 108.162.221.50 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Quite probably my favorite part of the xorg.conf manpage:

VIDEOADAPTOR SECTION
       Nobody wants to say how this works.  Maybe nobody knows ...

Zmatt (talk) 04:27, 12 September 2016 (UTC)


How what? I still don't get it. Is it because I use Mac? StillNotOriginal 01:51, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

It's been over 7 years since this comic was posted. I did my first xorg.conf edit this week - and now I get the joke... 108.162.219.16 13:24, 17 January 2019 (UTC)