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Re: Xorg Configuration in Etch

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.

Perhaps you're missing other critical X components?
I have no idea which of these below (if any) you will need to use *Xorg* -- I
use XFree86 still.

~$ apt-cache search xserver
xfree86-common - X Window System (XFree86) infrastructure
xserver-common - files and utilities common to all X servers
xserver-xfree86 - the XFree86 X server
xserver-xfree86-dbg - the XFree86 X server (static version with debugging

~$ apt-cache search x-window-system
x-window-system - X Window System
x-window-system-core - X Window System core components
x-window-system-dev - X Window System development components
xfree86-common - X Window System (XFree86) infrastructure

FWIW - I notice there are a heck of a lot of Font pkgs too that get

> > 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.

For clarity - I too (using Xfree86) do not have that DIR;
~$ cd /var/lib/x11
bash: cd: /var/lib/x11: No such file or directory

I *do* have;
~$ /var/lib/xfree86
which contains these files
~$ cd /var/lib/xfree86
:/var/lib/xfree86$ ls -al
total 32
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root 4096 2006-05-01 04:55 .
drwxr-xr-x  37 root root 4096 2006-06-20 17:19 ..
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   56 2006-05-01 05:19 XF86Config-4.md5sum
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   16 2006-05-01 04:55 XF86Config-4.roster
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   36 2006-05-01 04:55 X.md5sum
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   16 2006-05-01 04:55 X.roster
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   59 2006-05-01 04:55 Xwrapper.config.md5sum
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   15 2006-05-01 04:55 Xwrapper.config.roster

/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 is the older *XFree86* config file - hence the .md5sum
related file above. I don't have any Xorg files at all because I use XFree86

~$ uname -a
Linux $Host 2.6.8-2-386 #1 Tue Aug 16 12:46:35 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

Whatcha' got?

> > 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. 

Of what ?

> 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.

The only thing that comes to mind is that you're missing some *critical* X


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