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Bug#251319: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#251319: [xbase-clients] /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc calls X the wrong way)

On Sat, May 29, 2004 at 12:38:55PM +0200, Daniel wrote:
> Hm, I still disagree with you about whether the commandline of the
> Xserver is the right place to put hardware-specific information

You're exaggerating my position.  In fact I'm tempted to agree with you;
the main problem is that the XF86Config-4 file doesn't supposrt a "DPI"
configuration option.  It supports "DisplaySize", but that's not quite
the same thing.

> and wether a default value should be put there.

That's for consistency in the (default) Debian user experience.

> But if you insist on doing that, what about showing a notice to that
> effect during the installation? Would have saved me half an hour of
> finding the culprit.

Actually, I used to have a debconf note to this effect years ago.

It was considered "debconf abuse", so I removed it[1].

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-sparc-changes/2001/12/msg00349.html

G. Branden Robinson                |       If we believe absurdities, we
Debian GNU/Linux                   |       shall commit atrocities.
branden@debian.org                 |       -- Voltaire
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