Re: Is the xserver-xorg configuration system broken?
On Tue, 15 Aug 2006 21:30:37 +0200
Florian Kulzer <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.)
The packages you mention were all present except for read-edid, which I installed. Mouse detection isn't the real problem; by now it is correct, and I know my mouse device is /dev/psaux and I have the correct settings in backup xorg.conf files. My outstanding problem is the screen resolution - I am not offered any possibility to set 1024x768, even though I was running it fine before the upgrade. Also, when I purge and reinstall xserver-xorg the scripts ask me the identical set of questions three times.
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