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Re: forced modification of XF86Config-4 - Bug or Feature?

On Tue, 11 Dec 2001 10:11:56 +0100,
  Erich Schubert <erich.schubert@mucl.de> wrote:
> > severity serious
> i agree
> this IS a serious bug.
> the xf86 config file must not be overwritten (okay, there IS a backup
> made, but novice users will go crazy when their xserver no longer
> starts; with certain chipsets this might even lead to lockups, i
> fear!) without querying the user FIRST.
> Or it could just check if there are debconf marks in the config file.
> if there are not, it should NOT be overwritten; if there are, only the
> parts within the marks may be overwritten.

I believe this is already done in xserver-xfree86_4.1.0-11_*.deb.

> btw: it would be great if the config tool could detect the commercial
> nvidia driver (at least if installed via
> nvidia-kernel-src/nvidia-glx-src!) and provide this as additional
> choice.

See bug #123344.

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