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    Making X configure as at install


    I have no functioning cdrom on my laptop, so I hooked it up to a desktop to install MEPIS. That worked, but of course the hardware config, including everything associated with X, is all wrong when I put it back in the laptop. I suppose I could go through and reconfigure everything by hand, but since all this would have been handled automatically had I done the install process on the laptop, I figure there must be a way to make X automatically configure itself -- mustn't there? The only things I've been able to do so far force me to type in every single value. Maybe I could get it right if I tried hard enough, but it seems unnecessary. During installation, X would have detected all these things and I would never have had to lift a finger. How can I get it to go through that process now that the installation is over?

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    Code:
    dpkg-reconfigure xfree86-xserver
    or
    Code:
    dpkg-reconfigure xorg-xserver
    i don't know which xandros uses
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    If I read correcty, he was trying to install Mepis, in which case it is the first option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psic
    If I read correcty, he was trying to install Mepis, in which case it is the first option.
    hmm.. Silly me, I need to learn how to read. I missed that and just looked at his profile
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    Making X configure as at install

    I think the right commands would be:

    dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86[/list]

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