BxLUG groupe des utilisateurs de GNU/Linux de Bruxelles

Espace membres

Reconfigure the X Server with Debconf

Until Woody, reconfiguring the X Server using debconf was a matter of knowing which package is the X Server currently used, and reconfiguring it like so:
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Of course, any changes made by hand were lost then.

Starting from Sarge, Debconf holds a checksum of the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and only modifies it if the checksum still applies (ie if you didn't bring changes in it by hand). If you modified it but want to force it to write the changes made with Debconf, you have to regenerate the checksum by hand. Be careful, this will of course lose all your hand-made settings. To do so on Sarge:
# md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 > /var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
For Etch and superior, which use Xorg instead of XFree86:
# md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf > /var/lib/x11/xorg.conf.md5sum

Then, you can use the upper command back.

Bienvenue dans le monde du libre