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