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Re: dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 yeilds no XF86Config-4 file?



On (11/01/06 18:34), Erik Karlin wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 03:49:38PM -0700, Ed Young wrote:
> > I'm very confused. Where does the XF86Config-4 file live? I thought it
> > was in /etc/X11. 
> >  
> > I also thought that dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 was supposed to
> > create a new XF86Config file. 
> >  
> > I did an experiment. I deleted (saved elsewhere) the XF86Config-4 file
> > and tried to recreate it using the dpkg-reconfigure command above. It
> > errored out that it couldn't be found. So I created the file with only #
> > marks and re-ran the reconfigure command. It had no effect. 
> >  
> > WTF?
> >  
> >  
> >  
> do some more google'ing, I had the same problem recently and you need to
> reset the md5sum of the file in /var/something or other. search for
> XF86config reconfigure md5sum and I'd guess you'll hit something

It's written as a comment in the conf file itself.  If you manually
modify the conf file dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 won't work until
you move the modified file out of the way:

# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically
# updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
#
#   cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
#   md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
#   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Regards

Clive

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