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Re: Xorg Configuration in Etch

On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 11:47:53 -0400, Charles Hallenbeck wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 04:47:06PM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 09:34:38 -0400, Charles Hallenbeck wrote:
> > 
> > So, if I understand you correctly, you don't have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> > file at all, and "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" refuses to generate
> > one? (Usually people have trouble with an existing customized xorg.conf
> > which dpkg-reconfigure refuses to update.)
> That's right. Except that Bill Jones just told me where I can download a 
> default copy. I did so, repeated my attempt to reconfigure after copying 
> the new xorg.conf to /etc/X11, and I get the same behavior. The 
> reconfigure dialog seems normal, but the new file is not update. The 
> modification time matches when I copied it there, not when I 
> reconfigured, and a diff between it and the downloaded copy show no 
> differences.
> > Do you have the file /var/lib/x11/xorg.conf.md5sum? Maybe that is
> > confusing the configuration script. (I think that a non-existing file
> > can never match any md5sum.)
> No, I do not have such a file.
> > What version of xserver-xorg are you using? Is it a fresh install or an
> > upgrade from an older Xorg/XFree86?
> It is a fresh install. Never had Xfree 86 on the system, although some 
> console apps I have been using had brought in some x libraries. 
> pdftotext for instance is part of the xpdf package. But I have never 
> done a full install of any x-window-system until I did the xorg install.

A fresh install not generating the xorg.conf file sounds like a serious
bug to me. It would be interesting to know if running

md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf > /var/lib/x11/xorg.conf.md5sum

makes the configuration file modifiable by dpkg-reconfigure.


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