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Bug#375689: marked as done (Instructions on how to reconfigure xserver-xorg are incorrect)

Your message dated Tue, 19 Sep 2006 19:32:13 -0700
with message-id <E1GPrsj-0002U7-8x@spohr.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#375689: fixed in xorg 1:7.1.0-1
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

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If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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Package: xserver-xorg
Version: 1:7.0.22
Severity: important

The top of my xorg.conf file contains the following information:

# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
#   cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.custom
#   md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf >/var/lib/xfree86/xorg.conf.md5sum
#   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

I have followed these steps, but running 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg'
has no effect on the xorg.conf file.

I installed xserver-xorg afresh and found that the following information
had replaced the above information:

# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Isn't this the message that one usually sees on Ubuntu systems? Regardless,
it is also incorrect.

Next I dug into the xserver-xorg.config script, and saw that it
appears to store its md5sums in /var/lib/x11. However, even through I
reset the contents of xorg.conf.md5sum in that directory, the script
still did not overwrite /etc/X11/xorg.conf with a new configuration

So the issues here are:

 1. Users upgrading to X11R7 end up with incorrect and misleading information
    in their xorg.conf files.
 2. Users installing X11R7 afresh end up with incorrect and misleading
    instructions in their xorg.conf files and/or the xserver-xorg.config
	script is broken.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (530, 'testing'), (520, 'unstable'), (510, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-2-k7
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages xserver-xorg depends on:
ii  debconf                      1.5.2       Debian configuration management sy
ii  nvidia-glx [xserver-xorg-vid 1.0.8762-2  NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver
ii  x11-common                   1:7.0.22    X Window System (X.Org) infrastruc
ii  xbase-clients                1:7.0.1-2   miscellaneous X clients
ii  xkb-data                     0.8-5       X Keyboard Extension (XKB) configu
ii  xserver-xorg-core            1:1.0.2-8   X.Org X server -- core server
ii  xserver-xorg-input-aiptek [x 1: X.Org X server -- Aiptek input dri
ii  xserver-xorg-input-all       1:7.0.22    the X.Org X server -- input driver
ii  xserver-xorg-input-evdev [xs 1: X.Org X server -- evdev input driv
ii  xserver-xorg-input-kbd [xser 1: X.Org X server -- keyboard input d
ii  xserver-xorg-input-mouse [xs 1:1.0.4-3   X.Org X server -- mouse input driv
ii  xserver-xorg-video-nv [xserv 1: X.Org X server -- NV display drive
ii  xserver-xorg-video-vesa [xse 1: X.Org X server -- VESA display dri

Versions of packages xserver-xorg recommends:
pn  discover1 | discover          <none>     (no description available)
pn  laptop-detect                 <none>     (no description available)
pn  mdetect                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  xresprobe                     <none>     (no description available)

-- debconf information:
* xserver-xorg/multiple_possible_x-drivers:
  xserver-xorg/config/monitor/use_sync_ranges: true
* xserver-xorg/config/inputdevice/mouse/port: /dev/input/mice
* xserver-xorg/config/monitor/lcd: false
* xserver-xorg/autodetect_monitor: true
* xserver-xorg/config/display/default_depth: 24
* xserver-xorg/config/display/modes: 1600x1200, 1280x1024, 1152x864, 1024x768, 832x624, 800x600, 720x400, 640x480
* xserver-xorg/config/inputdevice/keyboard/internal:
* xserver-xorg/config/inputdevice/keyboard/options:
* xserver-xorg/config/device/use_fbdev: false
* xserver-xorg/config/inputdevice/keyboard/variant:
* xserver-xorg/config/nonnumeric_string_error:
* xserver-xorg/config/inputdevice/keyboard/layout: gb
* xserver-xorg/config/monitor/identifier: JC-17W41
* xserver-xorg/config/inputdevice/mouse/emulate3buttons: false
* xserver-xorg/autodetect_mouse: true
* xserver-xorg/config/monitor/horiz-sync: 30-92
* xserver-xorg/config/monitor/range_input_error:
* xserver-xorg/config/write_dri_section: false
* xserver-xorg/config/inputdevice/keyboard/model: pc104
* xserver-xorg/config/device/driver: nvidia
* xserver-xorg/config/monitor/selection-method: Medium
* xserver-xorg/config/write_files_section: true
* xserver-xorg/config/monitor/mode-list: 1280x960 @ 85Hz
* xserver-xorg/config/doublequote_in_string_error:
* xserver-xorg/config/monitor/screen-size: 17 inches (430 mm)
* shared/default-x-server: xserver-xorg
* xserver-xorg/config/inputdevice/mouse/protocol: ImPS/2
* shared/no_known_x-server:
* xserver-xorg/config/device/bus_id_error:
* xserver-xorg/config/monitor/vert-refresh: 50-85
* xserver-xorg/autodetect_keyboard: false
* xserver-xorg/config/modules: bitmap, dbe, ddc, extmod, freetype, glx, int10, record, vbe
* xserver-xorg/config/device/video_ram:
* xserver-xorg/config/device/identifier: NVIDIA Corporation NV28 [GeForce4 Ti 4200 AGP 8x]
* xserver-xorg/config/null_string_error:
* shared/multiple_possible_x-servers:
* xserver-xorg/config/device/bus_id:
* xserver-xorg/autodetect_video_card: true
* xserver-xorg/config/inputdevice/keyboard/rules: xorg

--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message ---
Source: xorg
Source-Version: 1:7.1.0-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
xorg, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/x/xorg/libglu1-xorg-dev_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/libglu1-xorg_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/x-window-system-core_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/x-window-system_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/x11-common_7.1.0-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xlibmesa-dri_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xlibmesa-gl-dev_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xlibmesa-gl_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xlibmesa-glu_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xlibs-data_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xlibs-static-dev_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xorg-dev_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xorg_7.1.0-1.dsc
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xorg_7.1.0-1.tar.gz
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xorg_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xserver-xfree86_7.1.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xserver-xorg-input-all_7.1.0-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xserver-xorg-video-all_7.1.0-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xorg/xserver-xorg_7.1.0-1_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 375689@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
David Nusinow <dnusinow@debian.org> (supplier of updated xorg package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 22:05:50 -0400
Source: xorg
Binary: x-window-system xlibs-static-dev xlibmesa-dri xserver-xorg-video-all xserver-xorg xorg-dev xserver-xorg-input-all libglu1-xorg-dev xlibmesa-glu xlibmesa-gl x11-common xserver-xfree86 xlibmesa-gl-dev x-window-system-core libglu1-xorg xlibs-data xorg
Architecture: source all i386
Version: 1:7.1.0-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: David Nusinow <dnusinow@debian.org>
Changed-By: David Nusinow <dnusinow@debian.org>
 libglu1-xorg - transitional package for Debian etch
 libglu1-xorg-dev - transitional package for Debian etch
 x-window-system - transitional package for Debian etch
 x-window-system-core - transitional package for Debian etch
 x11-common - X Window System (X.Org) infrastructure
 xlibmesa-dri - transitional package for Debian etch
 xlibmesa-gl - transitional package for Debian etch
 xlibmesa-gl-dev - transitional package for Debian etch
 xlibmesa-glu - transitional package for Debian etch
 xlibs-data - transitional package for X11 client data
 xlibs-static-dev - transitional metapackage
 xorg       - X.Org X Window System
 xorg-dev   - the X.Org X Window System development libraries
 xserver-xfree86 - transitional package for moving from XFree86 to X.Org
 xserver-xorg - the X.Org X server
 xserver-xorg-input-all - the X.Org X server -- input driver metapackage
 xserver-xorg-video-all - the X.Org X server -- output driver metapackage
Closes: 346269 362085 365531 368316 373880 374032 375063 375391 375689 376060 376764 382959 383111 383127 383539 384285 384764 385392 386343 386511 386827 387391 387563 387698 387969 388013
 xorg (1:7.1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Christian Perrier ]
   * Fix lspci command line recommendation in templates
     Fix translations accordingly. Closes: #387563
   [ Denis Barbier ]
   * Translations of "Generic Video Card" were hardcoded into
     xserver-xorg.config, move them into debian/po/*.po files.
     Same for "Generic Monitor" translations which were
     hardcoded into xserver-xorg.postinst.  Closes: #387698
   * Modify debian/x11-common.dirs and debian/x11-common.install
     so that this package can be compiled from an SVN checkout
     without .svn files being shipped in /etc/X11/Xsession.d.
   * Add m32r support.  Thanks Kazuhiro Inaoka (closes: #376060)
   * Add ppc64 support.  Thanks Andreas Jochens (closes: #362085)
   * Fix list of display resolution in maintainer scripts, the
     patch sent to #330304 had been broken when updated to 7.0.
   * Add support for Catalan keyboard. Thanks Robert Millan
     (closes: #346269)
   * Fix Japanese keyboard configuration in xserver-xorg.config.
     Thanks Kenshi Muto (closes: #385392)
   [ Debconf translations updates ]
     - Dzongkha (Tenzin Dendup). Closes: #382959, #383111, #388013
     - Khmer (Khoem Sokhem). Closes: #375063
     - Vietnamese (Clytie Siddall). Closes: #383127
     - Basque (Piarres Beobide). Closes: #374032
     - Romanian (Eddy Petrisor). Closes: #383539
     - Brazilian Portuguese (Felipe Augusto van de Wiel). Closes: #373880, #365531
     - Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #386343
     - Czech (Miroslav Kure). Closes: #384764
     - Slovak (Peter Mann). Closes: #386827
     - Swedish (Daniel Nylander). Closes: #386511
     - Galicien (Jacobo Tarrio). Closes: #387969
     - Added Finnish (Tapio Lehtonen). Closes: #387391
   [ David Nusinow ]
   * Update xsfbs with patch from ubuntu to support ARCHITECTURE, LAPTOP,
     RECONFIGURE, FIRSTINST, and UPGRADE variables for use in the xserver-xorg
     config scripting
   * Remove test for upgrade from xserver-xorg.postinst
   * Pull patch from Ubuntu to xserver-xorg postinst to correctly update the
     config file on upgrades (closes: #375689)
   * Steal patch from Ubuntu to update non-latin keymaps by Colin Watson
   * Steal patch from Ubuntu for xserver-xorg.config to help with the Mac mini
     by Fabio.
   * Steal patch from Ubuntu to recreate missing server symlink checksum that
     was lost on some upgrades. This patch by Fabio.
   * Don't force people to select resolution modes. Previously, if none were
     selected, a loop would be entered until some were. This turned out to be
     buggy, but it should not be in place anyway. I've removed the loop, so
     that if the user selects no modes, dexconf won't write the section to
     xorg.conf and the server will be left to its own nefarious devices. Thanks
     Robert Millan. (closes: #384285)
   [ David Martínez Moreno ]
   * Update Spanish debconf translation.
   [ Drew Parsons ]
   * Sync experimental version to unstable for X11R7.1 transition.
   * Use dh_installman to install man pages. Closes: #368316, #375391, #376764.
   [ Branden Robinson ]
   * In the config script, munge the source package version into the upstream
     version so we can tell Discover what to look for.  Discover's data is
     based on the upstream version number, not the Debian package's, so strip
     the Debian revision and the (ugh!) epoch.  The introduction of the epoch
     caused the config script to start passing Discover a data version that
     wouldn't match anything, because the epoch is not part of the upstream
     version number.  Thanks to Thomas Lange for diagnosing this bug!
 7efd25aa37be36cb8a7f5fe87508ff7e 961 x11 optional xorg_7.1.0-1.dsc
 fc408c6006c39d8891d15cad88460492 861227 x11 optional xorg_7.1.0-1.tar.gz
 4b84215d96cba755101f685b017468dc 255780 x11 optional xserver-xorg_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 fbb9b347e669b520e77b0560eeb0a301 14914 x11 optional xserver-xfree86_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 020a2549367c5fc2cb434f8c94f55b56 15198 x11 optional xorg_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 623a2d17bbc7ff8a094749e9e37da413 15402 x11 optional xorg-dev_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 b677e4ee0a0eee93e708db7429bd8952 14958 libs optional xlibs-data_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 1c7153c0c49aa4931aacabee2f4aaecc 15076 libs optional xlibs-static-dev_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 fb705b3bb989e6164e76b343c96e7bd0 14934 libs optional xlibmesa-dri_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 27c307f605816a045c47d448193220d9 14936 libs optional xlibmesa-gl_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 f59f85b8076e53d3e73467e5f9e77c6a 14948 libdevel optional xlibmesa-gl-dev_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 920b8091b0b13e60026f5f090dffe7ea 14940 libdevel optional xlibmesa-glu_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 b1df3ed3593b126f2cbfed128456b41c 14932 libs optional libglu1-xorg_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 b4483797bd895c5bc6b25b11c3d1c657 14948 libdevel optional libglu1-xorg-dev_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 cda798e4947668a6861aba53f55bef8f 14986 x11 optional x-window-system_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 2cbbd5401b1a7f2a820fb0ea2e99de47 14994 x11 optional x-window-system-core_7.1.0-1_all.deb
 ffb4d79fbc80c4d463a30a7c5ab27272 309354 x11 optional x11-common_7.1.0-1_i386.deb
 c9875b9bab8ac32fc806b9cbeb1c317b 15152 x11 optional xserver-xorg-video-all_7.1.0-1_i386.deb
 5f2dbdcfff037273353c87eceb39898e 15020 x11 optional xserver-xorg-input-all_7.1.0-1_i386.deb

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