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Re: Is the xserver-xorg configuration system broken?

On Tue, Aug 15, 2006 at 09:31:41 -0400, Celejar wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 20:51:14 -0500 Russell L. Harris wrote:
> > Celejar writes:
> > > I'm stymied about my inability to properly (re) configure my Xorg
> > > X server; I've googled and found people with similar problems, but
> > > no systematic solution or explanation. I figure I'll ask here
> > > before filing a bug report.
> > 
> >   # dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
> Thanks for the reply. My OP wasn't clear; I HAD tried
> 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' about a dozen times (purging and
> reinstalling, as the OP mentioned, was simply a more drastic step).
> The problem, as I mentioned, is that the config scripts don't *ask*
> any questions about monitor resolution or mouse device.

Make sure you have the following packages installed: discover (or
discover1), mdetect, xresprobe, read-edid. Add laptop-detect to that
list if you are dealing with a laptop. Then run "dpkg-reconfigure
xserver-xorg" again.

You can also try the mouse detection yourself; it should tell you the
correct device and protocol:

# mdetect -x

To verify this you can run

# cat /dev/psaux | hd

You should see output scrolling by as soon as you move the mouse.
(Press CTRL-C to stop this and return to the command prompt.)


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