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Re: post install tidbits? [was Help with Linux selection please?]

hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:

On Sat, Dec 24, 2005 at 03:12:10AM -0500, Chinook wrote:
I went through the dpkg-reconfigure and it would not let me select anything except 800x600 and 640x480. So next step I edited the file as Kelly mentioned to set 1280x1024. Then I rebooted and found I was in a pile of it. There is no more GUI (neither gdm or xdm will come up).

(a) You hand-edited it to make it not work. Try hand-editing the file to
make it back the way is was.

(b) I believe the configuration tools watch for people who hand-edit
the X configuration file, and refuse to damage the careful hand-tuning
you've done.  So there is something you have to do to tell it that
it's OK to replace the hand-tuned version with a machine-generated
one.  I think it stores a checksum somewhere to detect the change.
Unfortunately I don't remember just what it is you have to do.

-- hendrik

Well, the checksum staff is only for futur update. It wont update if you don,t givze it the sum in some ways I have forgoten, but you can get that thru man I believe. But did you try, and retry... dpkg-reconfigure with the GUI not running, to set different video driver until you get one that does the job as you want? I went thru the same problem last week and managed to solve it. I remember I did not get the same result if I was using medium or advence to set the video. And I went more than once from advance to medium to advence, and it finally worked.

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