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Bug#170834: xserver-xfree86: UseFBDev default answer causes nothing but problems

Package: xserver-xfree86
Version: 4.2.1-0pre1v1
Severity: important

Most people that configure xserver-xfree86 simple hit enter when asked:
Use kernel framebuffer device interface?

This causes nothing but problems.  I've seen it cause X to report the
usual "no screens found" with nvidia, ati, and matrox cards.  It
probably breaks many others too.

There is no reason that I can see for that question to ever default to
yes.  All I have ever seen is it cause X to not function for countless
users.  It is probably the single biggest cause for X to not work after

Please change it to false by default.


-- Package-specific info:
<useless info deleted>

Versions of packages xserver-xfree86 depends on:
ii  debconf                    1.2.16        Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                      2.3.1-3       GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  xserver-common             4.2.1-0pre1v1 files and utilities common to all 
ii  zlib1g                     1:1.1.4-8     compression library - runtime

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