frank at carmickle.com
Thu Oct 11 18:33:51 EDT 2007
On Mon, Oct 08, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> I figured installing a desktop environment using tasksel and installing
> orca with all dependencies should work with debian. Wrong. When I
> rebooted the system, I find that the desktop environment won't come up
> because /etc/X11/xorg.conf isn't fully and correctly built. The debian
> way to solve this problem is to do dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and
> answer the questions. Unfortunately dpkg-reconfigure runs a utility
> called dexconf and that utility will not rewrite the /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> file under any circumstances I've been able to figure out. I sent a copy
> of a typescript output 14K long to a friend and also debian-user mailing
> list and nobody so far has a clue why what's happening is happening.
> Another contact I have may be willing to check this one out and put in
> some good values for me but if that fails it's time to enter some bugs.
> Short of that, I may be able to install ubuntu on this computer and get it
> talking then copy the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file ubuntu creates and perhaps
> use it in the debian system.
The trouble is that debian doesn't want to use the configure tool to write a file that has been modified by the admin. Nice of it eh? There is a hash of the file in /var/lib/x11/xorg.conf.md5sum If you remove this file it should create the new one when you run the dpkg-reconfigure.
Please let me know if this works for you.
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