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Old 09-10-2002, 08:21 AM   #1
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Why does Xconfigurator keep forgetting my XConfig?

Every time I reboot and try to startx, the Xconfigurator has forgotten the configuration file!

I can make it boot straight into X with graphical login but it's a pain as most of the time I only use X for web surfing and graphics.

So every time I login, I fire up Xconfigurator, tell it my refresh rates, video memory, hat size etc. and after I logoff it forgets it ever asked these questions.

Is my X Windows system smoking crack? Or is it just getting senile?

Thanks for any help

Old 09-10-2002, 02:02 PM   #2
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I don't know the reason for the problem that you described, but would it help if you changed the XF86Config's mode to read only (chmod 0444 XF86Config(-4)? Would that help as a first aid till you solve the problem?
Old 09-11-2002, 02:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the answer, Petteri.

That didn't do it, but this did:

comment out the line

FontPath "unix/:7100"


# FontPath "unix/:7100"

because Redhat 7.x doesn't use this as the true fontpath anymore - it use Xft instead. Don't know why it suddenly started whingeing. Maybe it was just having a bad day.




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