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Old 09-06-2005, 09:53 PM   #1
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Wink startup script modifying my XF86Config


So I thought I wasn't a newbie, but I guess I am because I can't figure this thing out.

Sometime during the boot and startup process my XF86Config file is being editted automatically. the line "driver "nvida" is changed to "driver "nv"" and the "include glx" gets commented out. I know that the distribution is just trying to cover its bases but I can't seem to find the script to disable it, so I have to manually edit my XF86Config file each time I startX if I want glx.

I think it might be a script in one of the /etc/rc0.d/ folder but I thought I'd ask if I'm on the right track before going through all of them. Thanks for any help.


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Forgot to add this stuff. Duh

Mandrake 10.0
kernel 2.6.10 SMP
Xeon (P4)
nvidia 5900

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Old 09-06-2005, 09:57 PM   #2
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Questions like this would be answered better and quicker if you had your distro in your profile. But at the very least, you should include your distro and hardware specs in ur question
 
Old 09-06-2005, 10:02 PM   #3
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:13 PM   #4
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My mistake.

I'm am running

Mandrake 10.0
Intel Xeon (P4)
1GB Ram
nvidia GeForce5900

I just thought I was on the right track, but maybe not. I was just looking and found /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit had a revert to default XF86Config but thats not what is happening. Another script must be running.

Thanks for the reply. What's a changing system?

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Old 09-06-2005, 11:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply. What's a changing system?
That's an OS that thinks it knows your hardware
better than you and makes "appropriate adjustments".

Like Windows XP, Mandrake ...


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Old 09-07-2005, 10:29 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. In the time before I find a better (non-changing) system, I just put a script to undo the changes that were done by the elusive script. Anyhow it solve my problem for the meantime.
 
  


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