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Re: XF86Config mentioned in installation guide to etch

On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 10:19:37 +0100, Frans Pop wrote:

> On Monday 08 January 2007 07:40, Anders Lennartsson wrote:
> > I just noted that the configuration file for X is called XF86Config or
> > XF86Config at some places in the sources for the installation guide to
> > etch. For instance the english version (and others in xml-format) has
> > this wording in trunk/manual/en/appendix/files.xml, and the languages
> > with po-files have them in random-bits.po.
> I came across that too very recently. I agree that it needs to be updated, 
> but I'm unsure if just replacing the name of the config file is correct.
> IMO the whole section needs to be checked for validity and until that is 
> done it is more clear to leave the outdated configuration file.
> Currently I have no idea if the instructions for using gpm still work and 
> AFAIK /dev/psaux is fairly obsolete as mouse device (should be
> /dev/input/mice) although /dev/psaux may still be used for touchpads.

After reading the section more carefully I agree with your
assessment. It was of course clear from the beginning that a mere
substitution would not suffice, because the presence of a logical or
(/etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/XF86Config-4) that has been
translated, and the translations may not work after a simple

Unfortunately I don't have any expertise in gpm.


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