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Old 10-01-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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XFree86.unc in a frugal install; no persistence for /etc/X11/XF86Config

I frugal installed DSL onto a 10 year old notebook; there's no other OS on the 4.6GB HD. DSL takes up the entire HD with a kernel partition, a big user partition and a swap partition.

I've got 256MB of ram and run DSL with the "toram" option so that I'm running from ramdisk. It works and I can connect to the internet, but I don't understand how to get XFree86 to persist. I do backup and restore MyDSL OK.

Whenever I try to put an XF86Config-4 file in /etc/X11, it doesn't persist. I notice in emelfm that when I access /etc, the directory I'm actually going to is /KNOPPIX/etc, so I don't know how to get XFree86.unc to work because /KNOPPIX is the compressed image on disk that can't be modified, right?

My real obective is to get my Synaptics touchpad working and I've synaptics drv.o, but it says I need XFree86. Do I have to use XFree86.dsl and xf86config.dsl? If so, what's the point of a .unc package anyway?

TIA for responses.

Last edited by Don_Nadie; 10-01-2009 at 01:11 PM. Reason: just put in a space after a period
Old 10-05-2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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ummm, my touch pad just works by using the PS/2 mouse option


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