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Old 07-04-2006, 08:25 PM   #1
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xf86config-4 is missing


Afternoon everyone,

I just loaded Debian, Testing, onto my box, using expert install. I loaded only the base system using the 2.4... kernel, then using apt-get I loaded x-windows-system and next gnome. I think that everything is ready to get X running, but there is no xf86config-4? There is the xorg.conf. How do I get the xf86config-4 to configure my X?

Much in the way of thanks,
Eric.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 08:53 PM   #2
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maybe the latest debian uses Xorg instead of XFree.. so use the xorg.conf file instead to configure X. theres a nice tool to set it up, called xorgconfig or some variation of that.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 04:11 PM   #3
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Yup, missing that too. I took a look around and found that dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg is suppose to do the trick, yet even when I select no auto detection, it still gives the same error: No screens found. Is there a way to remove xorg and go back to xfree86 to get it to work?

Much thanks,
Eric.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 04:15 PM   #4
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Code:
apt-get remove xserver-xorg
try that...
and then do
Code:
apt-get install xfree86
 
Old 07-05-2006, 09:15 PM   #5
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I removed the xserver.org and tried to install xfree86 following this page and did not get a xfree86, but instead the xorg again.
I went through the dpkg-reconfigure xserver-org for kicks and at the end the computer shot out:

"xserver-xorg postinst warning: not updating /etc/X11/X; file has been customized"


Any ideas?
 
Old 07-06-2006, 10:02 AM   #6
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What type of graphics card is in the system??? Chipset??? BUS???
 
Old 07-06-2006, 10:40 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by revenge80200
"xserver-xorg postinst warning: not updating /etc/X11/X; file has been customized"
Before you try this, get other opinions on it first...cause I am still kinda a noob and I have not tried this myself.

After backing up ALL your data, delete /etc/X11/X
Code:
su
<password>
rm /etc/X11/X
That should get rid of the warning that the file has been "customized"

but like I said, get other opinions on it first, i dont know how bad this will mess up your system.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 05:04 PM   #8
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broknindarkagain,

I am not sure as to your battle plan, but I gave it a shot, the result: yup the error message is gone and after running the dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, X is still, sadly, not configured. As you suggested, I backed everything up so no worries on anything lost.

I do not know enough about linux to figure out the root cause, but do you think that copying the xorg.conf from the live CD of Knoppix would resolve the problem? I know that everything works in there...

As to the computer specification, just the run of the mill:
GeForce MX 420: 64kb, pci
Dell E151FPb monitor

All of this stuff has worked with debian about a month ago, the problem was when I reinstall windows.

I just need to get the xf86config-4 working again.

Thanks for the help everyone, if you come up anything, feel free to post it.

Eric.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 08:44 PM   #9
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I don't see why that wouldnt work. Sounds like its a good idea....just make sure you back everthing up before you do something like that.
 
  


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