Chad Perrin: SOB

17 April 2009

Adventures in Documentation: NoPM

Filed under: Geek,inanity — apotheon @ 02:35

I’d really like to know whose bright idea it was to include the following text in the xorg.conf manpage:

       Option "NoPM"  "boolean"
              Disables something to do with power management events.  Default:
              PM enabled on platforms that support it.

Seriously. How does something like that even make it into the documentation? Who was asleep at the switch here?

No matter how many times I read it, I’m still not any more enlightened as to what NoPM would do to my X server.


  1. On the other hand, it’s funnier every time I read it.

    Comment by Mina — 18 April 2009 @ 11:16

  2. Maybe one of us should check the patch date for that addition to the manpage to see if it happened on April 1st.

    Comment by apotheon — 19 April 2009 @ 12:45

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