[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#504692: dexconf generates invalid files

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Tue Jul 13 17:48:04 UTC 2010

On Thursday, 6. November 2008 14:35:38 Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Thu, Nov  6, 2008 at 04:13:18 -0500, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
> > The files generated by dexconf contain a Device section with no
> > Driver entry.
> There's nothing invalid about that.

According to xorg.conf(5), Device without Driver is not valid:

    The Identifier and Driver entries are required in all Device
    sections.  All other entries are optional.

On 2010-07-13 17:19, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> the problem is not in nvidia-xconfig, but in dexconf, which generates
> invalid xorg.conf files, as the original report indicates. I would
> consider the current form of this bug report as invalid, nvidia-xconfig
> is not doing anything wrong.

I can't get dexconf to produce any xorg.conf at all, it always exits
with exit code 10 (undocumented). So I can't reproduce the original bug.
If we manage to reproduce the bug, and Xorg emits errors about the
invalid config, I'd like to reassign it back to Xorg.

... later ...

Just tried it in a lenny chroot, too, and there I get a Device section
without Driver. The xorg.conf from dexconf is identical to the
originally installed one and Xorg starts (via startx, it's a minimal
pbuilder chroot with just xserver-xorg and xorg added) without
complaining about the missing Device entry. So xorg.conf(5) does not
seem to be correct about the requirement of Device in Driver.

Running nvidia-xconfig, both versions from lenny and unstable, I get the
error meassage:

    VALIDATION ERROR: Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
                      Device section "Configured Video Device" must have
                      Driver line.

So this seems to be nvidia-xconfig's fault not to accept the file while
Xorg does.


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