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Old 10-24-2003, 10:05 AM   #1
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XF86Config problem,....


here comes one more silly X probelm...
I have just installed debian,made a setup of XF86Conig file,..and tried to start X,.. but I get "Could not find config file!" and it displays three ways it has tried to find the config file,.

I located all XF86Config files, and one of these were in the same dir that X was trying to run,.. but it doesīnt find it anyway.
I have just installed debian,,..
so just wonder if anyine have any ideas?
thx!

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Old 10-24-2003, 10:09 AM   #2
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You don't mention where you have stored the XF86config file.

For version 4.x => /etc/X11/XF86config
 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:33 AM   #3
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it says that the XF86Config file was written to the /etc/X11 directory,...ok, humm , can I setup were X shall search for the XF86Config- file..?

Or can I just move XF86Config to one of the dir that X searches in, a bad idea maybe,,
 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:43 AM   #4
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The 'old' X (3.x) used to store its files in /etc, the new 4.x uses /etc/X11. There are more files/dirs there. Check this first. If you do not have an /etc/X11/ directory and are using version 4.x: Something is wrong.

Any clues in the logfiles?? (/var/log/XFree86.0.log and/or ~/.X.err)

You could check the following 2 files (both bash shell) for clues.

startx (/usr/X11R6/bin/startx)
xinit (/usr/X11R6/bin/xinit)
 
Old 10-24-2003, 05:46 PM   #5
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I have an /etc/X11/ directory and are using 4.x so thatīs ok..
but I still wonder...Can I setup were X shall search for the XF86Config- file..? because it doesīnt try to find the config -file in the "standard dir", /etc/X11/ ...

it looks like this

Could not find config file!
- tried:

/etc/XF86Config
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config.linux (linux = my computer name)
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config


So if I could add /etc/X11/XF86Config to the this "search list", maybe it should work..?

couldīnt find any logfiles in that dirs..

need help, i have no Idea to fix this actually.

thx,...
 
Old 10-24-2003, 06:17 PM   #6
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bs_dangit: hey - where is your XF86Config file on your debian box?
btutor: just a sec
btutor: /etc/X11
bs_dangit: right where it oughta be...
btutor: the new file is
btutor: XF86Config-4
bs_dangit: ah...


Maybe you need to be looking for XF86Config-4.

Quote:
Can I setup were X shall search for the XF86Config- file..?
If you have an XF86Config file, or the XF86Config-4 file, why don't you just put them where they belong, in /etc/X11 ??
 
Old 10-25-2003, 10:07 AM   #7
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I didīnt find any XF86Config-4 file... but I put the XF86Config file to the /etc/X11,. and tried to startx again,..

now I got : "Cannot open mouse (No such file or directory)"

I have an standard ps/2 mouse with 2 buttons
So I chosed PS/2 Mouse. Enabled Emulate3Buttons...and then?

"give the full device name that the mouse is connected to"
I have tried the standard, /dev/mouse and other names...
but I get the same message all the time..

what can I do now..? I searched for others with the same problem but didīnt find any solution..
 
  


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