Reconfiguring Xorg after cloning
rwcitek at alum.calberkeley.org
Sun Jun 18 14:48:30 BST 2006
Is there an alternative/easier way to reconfigure X than using 'dpkg-
I volunteer at a non-profit (ByteWorks) which accepts donatations
of older computers, refurbishes them, and gives them to youth who
have gone through the Earn-a-Computer program. We've been
experimenting with cloning Edubuntu on those machines and it works
fairly well. The only time the process is a bit cumbersome is when
the video card or monitor changes.
One the dive has been imaged with the clone, our process involves
booting Edubuntu, changing to a virtual console if the video doesn't
work (Ctrl-Alt-F1), running 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg', and then
'/etc/init.d/gdm restart'. In the extreme case where even the
keyboard doesn't work, we power off and reboot into "recovery mode".
While that process works, I was wondering if we were overlooking
Thanks in advance for any help, tips, and pointers to references.
robert.citek at bworks.org
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