Re: Reconfiguring xserver-xfree86 Doesn't Work
On (01/02/06 20:50), Thomas H. George wrote:
> I installed a new apg video card and ran dpkg-reconfigure
> xserver-xfree86. At first gdm exited with no display fournd. I deleted
> XF86Config-4 from /etc/X11 and tried again. This time I got a display
> but with only 640x480 resolution. I deleted every XF86Config file in
> the system and tried again. dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 still
> remembered every entry I had previously made but no new XF86Config file
> was written (I checked with updatedb and locate XF86Config - nothing)
> and still I had a display with only 640x480 resolution. Finally I
> resorted the the old xf86config program. This created a new XF86Config
> file and a display which could switch between 1280x1024, 1024x768,
> 800x600 and 640x480 resolutions.
> The old xf86config program has solved my problem.
> I post this message only because I would like to understand why
> dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 failed.
> For the record the programs are pure Sarge (apt-get update and apt-get
> dist-upgrade run this morning) but the kernel was compiled from
> kernel-source-2.6.11_2.6.11 downloaded from testing last summer.
The instructions at the top of the config file say:
# cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
# md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
I don't pretend to understand why but it seems that deleting the file is
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