Replacement for Sax2
We need a replacement for sax2 in 12.1, as a safety measure for when auto configuration fails to detect certain monitors/keyboards/mice.
Relying on the Desktop Environment for this is not the best idea, as some DE's or window managers dont provide config tools for what you might need to work.
So I propose instead of relying on xrandr, Hal, devicekit or whatever there should be a GUI to configure graphics cards, mice, and keyboards without depending on the DE or a WM to provide a tool for the end user.
I mention this as I have had KDE 4 fail to detect my resolutions and sometimes keyboard, luckily SAX2 is there to aid me but if its going the way of the dodo then I propose a relacement tool so that the end user wont have to make a xorg.conf and spend some time setting it up.
It takes skill to make edits to a xorg.conf file and one can easily mess it up
So having a helpful GUI tool is needed sometimes.
Because of new users mainly, because we dont want them to install openSUSE and have it fail to detect their proper monitor resolution and default to a much smaller one.
The goal here is ease of use, but also to have a a safety net just in case.
With openSUSE being more geared toward KDE a tool like Sax2 becomes even more needed.
KDE4's monitor detection tool sucks, its always given me headaches in Ubuntu, in Mandriva, in many other KDE4 distros.
It has no feature to remember monitor settings, nor does it do a good job with enabling my resolution.
But i am not doing this just for me, many others have issues with KDE4's monitor tool
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