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Old 02-19-2009, 03:13 AM
S D
 
Default Seriously, no way to reconfigure video card in lenny?

--- On Wed, 2/18/09, S D <sundimi@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I tried "dpkg-recofigure xserver-xorg" but the
> reconfig process asked some questions about the keyboard it
> didn't ask anything at all about the videocard and/or monitor.


It appears that video card configuration was removed from dpkg-recofigure in lenny. Has anything replaced it? How can one reconfigure video card in lenny?

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Old 02-19-2009, 03:21 AM
Ron Johnson
 
Default Seriously, no way to reconfigure video card in lenny?

On 02/18/2009 10:13 PM, S D wrote:

--- On Wed, 2/18/09, S D <sundimi@yahoo.com> wrote:


I tried "dpkg-recofigure xserver-xorg" but the
reconfig process asked some questions about the keyboard it
didn't ask anything at all about the videocard and/or monitor.



It appears that video card configuration was removed from

> dpkg-recofigure in lenny. Has anything replaced it? How can one
> reconfigure video card in lenny?

It's supposed to be automagic now, built into xorg itself.


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Old 02-19-2009, 05:27 AM
Dotan Cohen
 
Default Seriously, no way to reconfigure video card in lenny?

>> dpkg-recofigure in lenny. Has anything replaced it? How can one
>> reconfigure video card in lenny?
>
> It's supposed to be automagic now, built into xorg itself.
>

Bulletproof X? And when it _doesn't_ work what does one do? My laptop
has a problematic 1680x1050 monitor, and I always have to play with
something to get it working after an install.

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Old 02-19-2009, 06:15 AM
Sven Joachim
 
Default Seriously, no way to reconfigure video card in lenny?

On 2009-02-19 05:21 +0100, Ron Johnson wrote:

> On 02/18/2009 10:13 PM, S D wrote:
>>
>> It appears that video card configuration was removed from
>> dpkg-recofigure in lenny. Has anything replaced it? How can one
>> reconfigure video card in lenny?
>
> It's supposed to be automagic now, built into xorg itself.

If that doesn't work, "Xorg -configure" should give you a starting point
for xorg.conf. Further customizing has to be done with your favorite
text editor.

Sven


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Old 02-19-2009, 06:33 AM
S D
 
Default Seriously, no way to reconfigure video card in lenny?

--- On Thu, 2/19/09, Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> wrote:

> >> It appears that video card configuration was
> removed from
> >> dpkg-recofigure in lenny. Has anything replaced
> it? How can one
> >> reconfigure video card in lenny?
> >
> > It's supposed to be automagic now, built into xorg
> itself.
>
> If that doesn't work, "Xorg -configure"
> should give you a starting point
> for xorg.conf. Further customizing has to be done with
> your favorite
> text editor.

I'm trying to resolve a specific issue that appeared after upgrade from etch to lenny, see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=515840.

In etch the video card was configured using dpkg-reconfigure and it was working marvelously. In lenny it's all screwed up and dpkg-reconfigure no longer allows to reconfigure the video card. It's simply not clear for what needs to be customized to get it working.

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Old 02-19-2009, 02:53 PM
"H.S."
 
Default Seriously, no way to reconfigure video card in lenny?

S D wrote:
> --- On Thu, 2/19/09, Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> wrote:
>
>>>> It appears that video card configuration was
>> removed from
>>>> dpkg-recofigure in lenny. Has anything replaced
>> it? How can one
>>>> reconfigure video card in lenny?
>>> It's supposed to be automagic now, built into xorg
>> itself.
>>
>> If that doesn't work, "Xorg -configure"
>> should give you a starting point
>> for xorg.conf. Further customizing has to be done with
>> your favorite
>> text editor.
>
> I'm trying to resolve a specific issue that appeared after upgrade from etch to lenny, see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=515840.
>
> In etch the video card was configured using dpkg-reconfigure and it was working marvelously. In lenny it's all screwed up and dpkg-reconfigure no longer allows to reconfigure the video card. It's simply not clear for what needs to be customized to get it working.
>
> Thanks

I use Testing. I think I hit that situation when the change occurred.
The solution, at least for me, at that time was to just rename
/etc/X11/xorg.conf to something else and restart gdm. Xorg then, not
finding any xorg.conf, creating a new file which, IIRC, seemed to work
right out of the box.

But I understand your situation. The earlier ncurses dialog for
configuring the xserver had more information than the present method,
whatever that is.


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Old 02-19-2009, 06:55 PM
Florian Kulzer
 
Default Seriously, no way to reconfigure video card in lenny?

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On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:33:32 -0800, S D wrote:
> On Thu, 2/19/09, Sven Joachim wrote:

[...]

>> If that doesn't work, "Xorg -configure"should give you a starting
>> point for xorg.conf. Further customizing has to be done with your
>> favorite text editor.

[...]

> I'm trying to resolve a specific issue that appeared after upgrade
> from etch to lenny, see
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=515840.
>
> In etch the video card was configured using dpkg-reconfigure and it
> was working marvelously. In lenny it's all screwed up and
> dpkg-reconfigure no longer allows to reconfigure the video card. It's
> simply not clear for what needs to be customized to get it working.

The "new way" to configure resolution, multiple heads, etc. is via
RandR:

http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12

There are several graphical tools for configuring RandR in the Debian
archives, see "apt-cache search randr".

If your driver/hardware combination does not support the RandR extension
then you can add the old-fashioned "Modes" lines to your xorg.conf
yourself, following Sven's hint on how to get started. (Proprietary
drivers often have a vendor-specific tool for configuration.)

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Old 02-20-2009, 02:55 AM
Marc Shapiro
 
Default Seriously, no way to reconfigure video card in lenny?

Sven Joachim wrote:

On 2009-02-19 05:21 +0100, Ron Johnson wrote:


On 02/18/2009 10:13 PM, S D wrote:

It appears that video card configuration was removed from
dpkg-recofigure in lenny. Has anything replaced it? How can one
reconfigure video card in lenny?

It's supposed to be automagic now, built into xorg itself.


If that doesn't work, "Xorg -configure" should give you a starting point
for xorg.conf. Further customizing has to be done with your favorite
text editor.


I was reading about that in the man page. Does that generate an
xorg.conf file that matches what xorg does automatically with the new,
almost empty .conf file? So that if you use the generated file you get
the same options as you get with the automagic method, but have the
option to tweak it?


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Old 02-25-2009, 12:04 PM
Ink Bottle
 
Default Seriously, no way to reconfigure video card in lenny?

--- On Thu, 2/19/09, Florian Kulzer <florian.kulzer+debian@icfo.es> wrote:

>
> http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12

Thanks for the link
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