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Bug#251808: xserver-xfree86: Debconf configuration refuses SBUS BusID string on SPARC

retitle 251808 xserver-xfree86: [debconf] wrongly rejects SBUS BusID strings

On Sun, May 30, 2004 at 10:24:33PM -0400, David A. Riggs wrote:
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4
> Severity: normal
> I encountered this problem while configuring xfree86 on a Sun
> SparcStation 5 with an SBUS Sun TCX S24 framebuffer card installed. I
> created an initial config file using 'xf86cfg', but wanted to manage
> the config using dexconf.  The critical piece of information that
> 'xf86cfg' provided to get X working on this machine was the bus ID of
> this card.
> When I ran 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86', I eventually came to
> the screen prompting for a bus ID. It appears to accept only PCI and
> AGP bus ID strings, but refused to accept my "SBUS:/..." string,
> saying it was invalid. Manually adding this BusID to the config file
> allows me to start X, but debconf refuses to accept this value.
> Below is the relevant section from the configuration that 'xf86cfg'
> provided. Sorry for not attaching more detail to this report, the
> machine is no longer on-site, but I can gather more info (if needed)
> with a phone call. The important piece of info here is the BusID.
> 	BusID       "SBUS:/iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000/SUNW,tcx@2,800000"

Acknowledged.  I agree that this needs to be fixed.

It turns out I need to permit people to enter simple integers as well,
for legacy buses.

Thanks for your report.

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