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Old 01-22-2009, 12:10 AM
"s. keeling"
 
Default How to force re-config of xorg?

I've run into this before, but can't find the answer again (it's
buried by *buntu forum cruft). With "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" I
get:

xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised
configuration

And it just kicks me out. How to over-ride that? I promise to write
it down this time. This is Sidux, AMD64.


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Old 01-22-2009, 12:50 AM
Ken Teague
 
Default How to force re-config of xorg?

s. keeling wrote:
> xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised
> configuration

Your xorg.conf has been customized and dpkg-reconfigure doesn't want you
to lose those options when it attempts to reconfigure Xorg. Back it up
by moving it:
$ mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_`date +%F-%T`
$ dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg


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Old 01-22-2009, 04:08 AM
"s. keeling"
 
Default How to force re-config of xorg?

Ken Teague <kteague@pobox.com>:
> s. keeling wrote:
> > xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised
> > configuration
>
> Your xorg.conf has been customized and dpkg-reconfigure doesn't want you
> to lose those options when it attempts to reconfigure Xorg. Back it up
> by moving it:
> $ mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_`date +%F-%T`
> $ dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

(234) newmil [root] /root_ mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_`date +%F-%T`
(0) newmil [root] /root_ all /etc/X11/xorg*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1803 2009-01-18 22:04 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090118220406
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1154 2009-01-21 17:39 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121173908
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1182 2009-01-21 17:40 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121174015
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1154 2009-01-21 17:40 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121174020
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1154 2009-01-21 17:40 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121174053
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1182 2009-01-21 18:04 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121180435
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1154 2009-01-21 18:04 /etc/X11/xorg.conf_2009-01-21-21:19:20
(0) newmil [root] /root_ dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
md5sum: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory

As I say, I've been here before. It's a simple problem, but I can't
remember what the solution is/was.


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Old 01-22-2009, 04:35 AM
Matthew Moore
 
Default How to force re-config of xorg?

On Wednesday 21 January 2009 10:08:54 pm s. keeling wrote:
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf_2009-01-21-21:19:20 (0) newmil [root] /root_
> dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
> md5sum: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
>
> As I say, I've been here before. It's a simple problem, but I can't
> remember what the solution is/was.

The top of the xorg.conf file from the .deb says

# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

I guess the sidux xorg.conf is missing these comments?

MM




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Old 01-22-2009, 04:15 PM
"Douglas A. Tutty"
 
Default How to force re-config of xorg?

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 05:08:54AM +0000, s. keeling wrote:
> Ken Teague <kteague@pobox.com>:
> > s. keeling wrote:

> As I say, I've been here before. It's a simple problem, but I can't
> remember what the solution is/was.

I too remember that it was a simple command. I ran into it when I was
installing Etch testing on my AMD64 system. Look in the amd64 list
archives. It was a one-word command that forced dpkg-reconfigure to
overwrite the file when it wouldn't do it. And yes, the problem applied
to a file that the user hadn't altered at all.

It may be dexconf. It unconditionally overwrites its destination file
without checking if it has been altered.

Doug.


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Old 01-22-2009, 06:21 PM
Kelly Clowers
 
Default How to force re-config of xorg?

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 21:08, s. keeling <keeling@nucleus.com> wrote:
> Ken Teague <kteague@pobox.com>:
>> s. keeling wrote:
>> > xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised
>> > configuration
>>
>> Your xorg.conf has been customized and dpkg-reconfigure doesn't want you
>> to lose those options when it attempts to reconfigure Xorg. Back it up
>> by moving it:
>> $ mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_`date +%F-%T`
>> $ dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
>
> (234) newmil [root] /root_ mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_`date +%F-%T`
> (0) newmil [root] /root_ all /etc/X11/xorg*
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1803 2009-01-18 22:04 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090118220406
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1154 2009-01-21 17:39 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121173908
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1182 2009-01-21 17:40 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121174015
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1154 2009-01-21 17:40 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121174020
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1154 2009-01-21 17:40 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121174053
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1182 2009-01-21 18:04 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090121180435
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1154 2009-01-21 18:04 /etc/X11/xorg.conf_2009-01-21-21:19:20
> (0) newmil [root] /root_ dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
> md5sum: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
>
> As I say, I've been here before. It's a simple problem, but I can't
> remember what the solution is/was.

use the --force option maybe? It does wonders for other dpkg programs


Cheers,
Kelly Clowers


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Old 01-23-2009, 05:32 AM
"s. keeling"
 
Default How to force re-config of xorg?

Matthew Moore <anonymous.jondoe@gmail.com>:
> On Wednesday 21 January 2009 10:08:54 pm s. keeling wrote:
> > /etc/X11/xorg.conf_2009-01-21-21:19:20 (0) newmil [root] /root_
> > dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
> > md5sum: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
> >
> > As I say, I've been here before. It's a simple problem, but I can't
> > remember what the solution is/was.
>
> The top of the xorg.conf file from the .deb says

I did try this. It appeared at the time not to work. I'm pretty sure
I was confused.

Sorry for the noise.


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