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Re: debconf configuring XF86Config-4 with two mice

On Sat, Apr 27, 2002 at 01:38:55PM -0500, Shyamal Prasad wrote:
>     "Jerome" == Jerome Acks, <Jerome> writes:
>     Jerome> When I run dpkg-reconfigure, I am only asked question
>     Jerome> about the "Configured Mouse" and I don't seem to have any
>     Jerome> way to change the configuration of the "Generic Mouse" or
>     Jerome> to remove it entirely. After going through the debconf
>     Jerome> documentation, it is still not clear to me how to delete
>     Jerome> the generic mouse entry from the debconf database.  Any
>     Jerome> suggestions on how to do this?
> I hope some else comes up with a better answer to this then the one I
> have below.
> My work around was to add my own server layout at the top of the file
> *before* the debconf managed section and leave the Generic Mouse out
> of it. The server will use the first ServerLayout section it finds by
> default, and so the debconf generated one with two mice is left
> unused. My file starts like this:

Hi Shyamal,

Yes this works. Thanks.

Sure seem like a bug with the templates or scripts debconf uses to have 
entries for a "Generic Mouse" that you can't alter via debconf. 


> # My own server layout to skip over the debconf generated default
> # which insists on using the "Generic Mouse" InputDevice....
> Section "ServerLayout"
>         Identifier      "My Server Layout"
>         Screen          "Default Screen"
>         InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
>         InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
> EndSection
> # XF86Config-4 (XFree86 server configuration file) generated by dexconf, the
> # Debian X Configuration tool, using values from the debconf database.
> #
> # Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
> # (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
> #
> # If you want your changes to this file preserved by dexconf, only make changes
> # before the "### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION" line above, and/or after the
> # "### END DEBCONF SECTION" line below.
> This works just fine, and I can dpkg-reconfigure as much as I want
> without having to worry about the Generic Mouse.
> Cheers!
> Shyamal
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