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Re: xorg problem and 404 error on bugs

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 09:44:59AM -0500, Douglas Tutty wrote:
> I'm running Etch amd64 and trying to get xorg working, am having a
> problem and trying to find the answer for myself.  I go to the debian
> web site and try to look for relavent bugs (my first time doing this)
> and find 381612 re dpkg-reconfigure not updating xorg.conf because it
> says its been modified when it hasn't.  I can't find out how to read
> discussion on this issue.
> I then go to the mailing list archives and find some relavant threads
> but get a 404 error when I try to access them, e.g under debian-testing 
> "xserver-xorg-core installing problem" gets 404 error for
> 	//srv/-srv10/msg00033.html
> Perhaps someone can point me in the right direction.  Here's the
> problem:
> Hardware: Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 with AMD64 Athlon 3800+, video card is 
> Asus EN7300GT (nVidia GeForce 7300GT), 1 GB ram. Dual 80 GB SATA hard
> drives raid1/lvm.
> Using aptitude, install xorg and get all the dependencies OK.
> Seemingly normal debconf questions.
> startx, get lowres.  CA+ doesn't change much, all 60 Hz refresh.  The
> monitor is a 21" drafting flat CRT capable of high refresh and highres.
> Check the xorg.conf file and see that its using the vesa driver at
> 1024x768, 800x600, and 640x480.
> Try running dpkg-reconfigure and get the same message as bug 381612
> about not updating xorg.conf because its bee altered.  I would like to
> see if there's a workaround for this bug but don't know how.

man dexconf.  Very handy to restore the x config back to the way it
should be according to debconf.

> I would like to know how to track this down for myself.  Is this the
> right mailing list?
> I would like to have it use the nv driver.

Does the nv driver support your card?  The 7300 is rather new, not sure
if the xorg driver supports that yet.

> I would like higher res/refresh.

Len Sorensen

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