RE: X configuration (was Opinion about sarge install)
ok it would seem i was a bit behind the times and there is autodection now
was this what the original reporter chose? (and is he still in the reply
lists or on this mailing list for that matter)
btw i got a mouse selection page with ps/2 and imps/2 on it (and a load of
others that were obviously brands) but no explantion as to what thesse meant
i dunno whether that can be considered a bug or not but its definately an
finally after installing x-windows-system i get twm when using startx
this isn't exactly the most friendly window manager around
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Pollock [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 09 August 2004 03:31
> To: peter green
> Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Opinion about sarge install
> On Sun, Aug 08, 2004 at 11:56:00PM +0100, peter green wrote:
> > > It would probably be interesting and useful for the X packaging
> > > team to see
> > > a diff between the config that was generated from configuring
> X and the
> > > config you ultimately had to use to get X working. In my experience,
> > > provided you give the X configuration the right input, it does a
> > > reasonable
> > > job of getting X working.
> > i think the point is that the X setup tool needs a full auto mode
> > almost every other distro has auto setup of X (even some debian
> based ones
> > like KNOPPIX)
> > normal users CANNOT be expected to answer those kind of questions
> You should jump on email@example.com and have a discussion about
> this. I think it's been discussed in the past.
> The main thing is, Knoppix runs on 1 architecture, the X configuration has
> to work on all 11. I believe Branden has said in the past that
> of the monitor and video card can have undesirable results (like
> hanging the
> system) on some combinations of hardware and architectures.
> That said, it may be feasible to autodetect everything on i386,
> which is the
> probably the architecture that X is most installed on... I don't
> know. Talk
> to the X folks if you feel strongly about it.
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