SaX3 – Get your hands dirty

Its been a long time I posted anything, but things look promising now, SaX3 is moving forward and 2 of its module have been completed, the keyboard module and the mouse module, so please test it and give me your feedbacks and if there are any bugs. BUGS will certainly be squashed, I dont know about UI changes. Suggestions are welcome. I plan to work on touchpads next.

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11 thoughts on “SaX3 – Get your hands dirty

  1. Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! SaXaaay!

    O… FIRST

    Good, I want to turn off tapclick.

  2. [...] seinem aktuellen Blogartikel wird er sich in der nächsten Zeit um das Modul für die Touchscreenkonfiguration kümmern. [...]

  3. [...] 201 Hi All My latest report is here and something to try on please let check and let me know SaX3 – Get your hands dirty Feedbacks are appreciated Manu Gupta Manipal Institute Of Technology Manipal, Karnataka – [...]

  4. What exactly is the status of sax2 with opensuse now?

  5. Manu Gupta says:

    Its not available from openSUSE 11.3

  6. wodenhof says:


    are you going to tackle multiuser / multiseat as well in SAX3? I got it to work “by hand” in 11.3 but it is broken in 11.4_64…

    Here is my suggestion in openFATE for YAST: It might as well be incorporated in SAX3 of course.


  7. [...] Yet another advertisement for openSUSE Conference 2011. Something I’ll be participating in as well. But this time, all the glory belongs to Manu Gupta. I’ll be just helping out. We will have together presentation about SaX3. Have you already heard about SaX3? If not,continue reading SaX2 was X configuration tool. It was using xorg.conf file and it allowed people to set various X properties in GUI. It was a user friendly way how to set up Xorg. But X developers made automatic configuration much better and xorg.conf file obsolete. They replaced it with something much better – configuration directory xorg.conf.d. You can place just snippets of original xorg.conf file in there to override some properties. It’s much better, but unfortunately it also made SaX2 obsolete. And even though automatic configuration is great, there still people that want to tweak just a few details. These people missed SaX2. One of the GSoC projects was to create SaX3 that will be aware of xorg.conf.d directory, respect it and would create just the necessary snippets. So your X configuration will stay as simple as possible, but you’ll also have possibility to configure it easily from GUI. Manu started working on this project. He had to learn a lot of new things, but he put a lot of effort into that and in the end, there is completely new SaX3. It uses libyui for GUI toolkits abstraction. It is able to run as Qt, GTK or even ncurses application. It uses Augeas to parse xorg.conf.d files and during the summer even the Augeas Xorg lens was improved to support things that were needed. During the SaX3 talk, you will learn, what SaX3 can do for you, how it works and also a little bit about interesting technologies beneath. If you are eager to see, what it already can do, you can check Manu’s blog about SaX3 and especially Get your hand dirty post [...]

  8. student1 says:

    sax3 didn’t work for me. After successful install on suse 12.1, and calling sax3 from root, runlevel 3, all I get is a 10-15(?)-line text followed by a blue blank square box. If I hit any key, the box crashes. The text disappears before I can read it. startx brings up KDE, but the resolution is so high nothing is readable (font size 2?).

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