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Re: Xorg Configuration in Etch

On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 12:54:28PM -0400, Bill Jones wrote:
> Is this an ATI or nVidia video card?  I do not use an xorg.conf file
> on my ATI systems; however for nVidia systems the file I pointed you
> to will work unless your xorg system is broken in some unknown way.

Hi Bill,

My video system is nVidea and configuring the xserver-xorg lets me 
choose the nv driver, and correctly names the video system to match what 
lspci shows.

> Did you simply try installing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.Dell270_Master
> file as /etc/X11/xorg.conf ?

No. What I first did was unpack the tgz package into a dummy directory, 
then copy xorg.conf to /etc/X11. After getting your current email, I 
tried two other things:

1. copying xorg.conf.Dell270-Master to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Running 
startx told me "no devices found" so next, I did:

2. I unpacked the tgz package into /etc/X11 instead of into its own 
dummy directory. Running startx now seems to work. 

> Then Ctrl-Alt F7 and Ctrl-Backspace to see if the X Server starts up?

ctrl-alt-F7 shows me the startx output in text mode, but ctrl-backspace 
does not restart the server. I normally terminate an X session with 
ctrl-alt-backspace, but this did not work either. Ctrl-C terminated the 
session and returned me to text mode with the last couple of lines from 
startx finishing the screen and a text mode prompt.

> Also, if this is a brand new install did you try updating the drivers?
> apt-get update; apt-get upgrade; apt-get dist-upgrade

Many times. Once I even tried apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg 
to no avail.

Finally, I just tried dpkg-reconfigure again and it still does not 
rewrite xorg.conf. The log file tells me it is using /etc/X11/xorg.conf 
but I can't seem to get any changes into it unless I add them manually.

BTW, I am running a Sid system, not Etch, kernel 2.6.16.


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