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Old 05-18-2008, 02:59 PM
Daniel Burrows
 
Default Assumed bug in Debian Sid: monitor cannot be reconfigured with dpkg-reconfigure

On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 04:00:30PM +0200, Uwe Bugla <uwe.bugla@gmx.de> was heard to say:
> I am running the latest Debian Lenny / Sid combination and wanted to adjust a
> workstation to another monitor.
>
> Traditionallly that works by the following command:
> dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg.
>
> If I run that command, the script ends up with the question whether to emulate
> a 3-button mouse or not.

This may be a dumb question, but does the monitor work afterwards? I
ask because IIRC, the new version of xorg is supposed to be magically
auto-configuring and not need dpkg-reconfiguring to detect the current
hardware. I haven't had the nerve to try this, but you can force it to
ignore any old configuration you have by renaming your xorg.conf and
perhaps running dpkg-reconfigure.

For more information, read here:

http://gravityboy.livejournal.com/40620.html

Daniel


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Old 05-18-2008, 08:02 PM
Florian Kulzer
 
Default Assumed bug in Debian Sid: monitor cannot be reconfigured with dpkg-reconfigure

On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 17:20:05 +0200, s. keeling wrote:
> Uwe Bugla wrote:
> >
> > I am running the latest Debian Lenny / Sid combination and wanted
>
> Lenny is testing. Sid is unstable. There is no "Lenny / Sid", except
> of your making.

He is probably simply quoting what he sees at every VT login prompt:
"Debian GNU/Linux lenny/sid". There is no need to bark at him like that.

> > to adjust a workstation to another monitor.
> >
> > Traditionallly that works by the following command:
> > dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg.
> >
> > If I run that command, the script ends up with the question whether to emulate
> > a 3-button mouse or not.
> >
> > Can someone reading this reproduce this bug?
>
> Why do you consider this a bug? You're reconfiguring the X server and
> the mouse is part of that. Do you have a three-button mouse? If so,
> say no to the emulation.

As he says quite clearly, he can no longer choose the monitor resolution
like he used to, because the configuration dialog now stops after the
mouse questions. There is no need to bark at him like that.

> > Can you please fix it?
>
> It's not broken.

That remains to be seen. If the dialog is gone now and Xorg cannot
figure things out on its own then this may well qualify as a bug. In any
case, he has a Debian-related problem and he asked for help on the
debian-user list. There is no need to bark at him like that.

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