Re: What is the best Xfree Setup Program?
On Mon, 9 Jun 2003 17:54:24 -0400 Geordie Birch wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 09:52:09AM -0700, Jake Johnson wrote:
> > Is there any new programs that will aid in
> > the Xfree problems. Redhat has a fairly good video detection
> > software and I hope that debian has created something similar or
> > better.
> Courtesy of apt in #debian:
> set up x is, like, To set up X in woody, sarge or sid, "apt-get
> install discover read-edid mdetect && dpkg --force-depends -P
> xserver-xfree86 && apt-get install xserver-xfree86" (or
> x-window-system-core instead of xserver-xfree86 if you don't
> have it yet)
> dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 will allow you to reconfigure X, but
> will not re-detect the hardware; you must purge/reinstall
> xserver-xfree86 to accomplish this.
This prompted me to go look in /var/lib/dpkg/info/, and
xserver-xfree86.config seems to have something to do with it.
Unfortunately, it seems to be meant to be run by other utilities, not
directly by the user.