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Re: How to force re-config of xorg?



On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 21:08, s. keeling <keeling@nucleus.com> wrote:
> Ken Teague <kteague@pobox.com>:
>>  s. keeling wrote:
>> >   xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised
>> >   configuration
>>
>>  Your xorg.conf has been customized and dpkg-reconfigure doesn't want you
>>  to lose those options when it attempts to reconfigure Xorg.  Back it up
>>  by moving it:
>>    $ mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_`date +%F-%T`
>>    $ dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
>
> (234) newmil [root] /root_ mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_`date +%F-%T`
> (0) newmil [root] /root_ all /etc/X11/xorg*
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1803 2009-01-18 22:04 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090118220406
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1154 2009-01-21 17:39 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121173908
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1182 2009-01-21 17:40 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121174015
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1154 2009-01-21 17:40 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121174020
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1154 2009-01-21 17:40 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121174053
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1182 2009-01-21 18:04 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121180435
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1154 2009-01-21 18:04 /etc/X11/xorg.conf_2009-01-21-21:19:20
> (0) newmil [root] /root_ dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
> md5sum: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
>
> As I say, I've been here before.  It's a simple problem, but I can't
> remember what the solution is/was.

use the --force option maybe? It does wonders for other dpkg programs


Cheers,
Kelly Clowers


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