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Old 09-27-2005, 12:46 PM   #1
lugoteehalt
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borrow Knoppix's XF86Config?


Installed Debian Sarge but X a bit dodgy.

X works well under Knoppix.

Can I use Knoppix's XF86Config file for Debian? If so where is it in Knoppix's bizarre file system?

Thanks any help.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 12:54 PM   #2
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I'm afraid that's not possible. I've tried it myself, but I got errors when stating X saying that it couldn't find the correct paths. Xfree86 has to be configured from Debian in order to work.

By the way: The xf86config is located in /etc/X11/xfree86.conf
 
Old 09-27-2005, 01:40 PM   #3
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Re: borrow Knoppix's XF86Config?

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Originally posted by lugoteehalt
Installed Debian Sarge but X a bit dodgy.

X works well under Knoppix.

Can I use Knoppix's XF86Config file for Debian? If so where is it in Knoppix's bizarre file system?

Thanks any help.
It should be /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 you should check the fonts paths and remove the ones that are not on your system. Most likely your problem is with the vertical and horizontal refresh rates of the monitor check what Knoppix is using and try them in your Debian install. The log file is located in /var/log/XFree86.0.log check in it and see what X is doing when it starts you may want to post it here if you cannot figure it out along with the config file you are using and some details on your hardware.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 04:35 PM   #4
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In Knoppix, it's in the same place as in Debian Sarge: /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

I've had good success copying large sections of it from Knoppix to a Debian system, but I've never actually tried simply copying the entire file over.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 11:17 AM   #5
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Great thanks. I'll try what's suggested and get back if necessary.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 07:34 AM   #6
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Followed the advice and just put in the 'about the screen' stuff - it was at very low resolution - from Knoppix. It worked perfectly.

So thanks for the advice.
 
  


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