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Re: [debian-knoppix] Typing error in mkxf86config

On Fri, Jul 05, 2002 at 02:47:03PM +0200, Renzo Bagnati wrote:
> Hello,
> I was trying to get the  option "SWcursor"  in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 for 
> my trident video card and found a typing error in /usr/sbin/mkxf86config:
> line 269 (for the 2.2 and 3.0 version of Knoppix) is
> case "$XMODULE" in ati|radeon) \ 
> SWCURSOR='s|^.*#Option.*"SWCursor".*$|Option "SWcursor"|g;';; esac
> but should be
> case "$XMODULE" in ati|radeon) \ 
> SWCURSOR='s|^.*#Option.*"SWcursor".*$|Option "SWcursor"|g;';; esac

I think it should really be "sw_cursor", as this is what I found when
analyzing the Xfree86-ati-Module. "SWcursor" may be an alias somewhere.

It is fixed in the 3.1-pre release from yesterday at

> The error is "SWCursor" instead of SWcursor". This did not allow the 
> option to be set correctly for ati and radeon cards. I don't know if the 
> error has been already fixed in the 3.1 version of Knoppix.

The problem was really that the string-to-be-replaced was not present in
the config file.

> The option "SWcursor" should also be used for trident video cards.

Thanks, added to the list.

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