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Old 06-30-2001, 01:47 AM   #1
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XF86Config file is empty

I was trying to copy my /etc/X11/XF86Config file prior to editing it. Something happened and the icon for this file has a big green question mark on it, and when I bring it into a text editor or emacs, the file is empty.

Same for the file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config

How much trouble am I in and how do I get this file back? Are there any backups anywhere under a different name?
Old 06-30-2001, 05:53 AM   #2
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I'd have thought that just running something like
would recreate the file for you. As for both the files being the same (empty) you'll probably find that one is a symbolic link to the other, so when you fix one the other will be fine too.

If running your config command doesn't work then post what version of X you're running, someone on the board with the same version can send you their file, then you can run your config tool on that.


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XF86setup fixed things

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