Re: X in Woody: you gotta be fscking kidding!
Ok, here's what I learned.
0. Make sure you have a backup copy of XF86Config-4.
1. Dexconf (the program that configures X in debian) is run
*every* time xserver package is updated.
It should run 1) on initial X installation, 2) on major
upgrade that introduces changes in config file, and 3)
when I run it manually after hardware upgrade.
2. Dexconf asks you if you want to overwrite XF86Config-4.
If you answer "no", it will proceed with questions about
your hardware etc.
It should FOAD (which part of "no" does it not understand?).
2.a. Because of 1. and 2. you have to answer all those questions
over and over again. There's a good chance that you will eventually
answer "yes" to 2. by mistake (I have to ass-u-me that's how my
XF86Config-4 got overwritten). See 0.
3. nVidia drivers are not in dexconf's database. If you use an
nVidia card, ignore dexconf's questions and see 0.
4. Dexconf has no clue about X font handling. If you have TTFs set
up, dexconf will overwrite that. See 0.
This only applies to unstable distros: presumably, once the distro
is stable, xserver packages don't get updated, and dexconf isn't
used anyway. So there's litte reason to fix dexconf. So expect it
to remain brain-dead. See 0.
5. People on these lists will swallow every troll you include in
your post. They will pay much attention to every four-letter word
in your post. They will *not* try to stop and think about the
problem you're describing.
Dima (anyone knows what happened to Dave Cinege? -- just curious)
Surely there is a polite way to say FOAD. -- Shmuel Metz
"Go forth and multiply". -- Paul Martin