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I cannot find the Xorg configuration file on my newly installed Debian on my tablet-pc, so I followed this tutorial and ran the command "Xorg -configure", to which I got the following error messages:

(EE) Failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0)

(EE) vmware: Please ignore the above warnings about not being able to load module/driver vmwgfx

(++) Using config file: "/root/"

(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"

FATAL: Module fbcon not found. Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices. Configuration failed.

Dose anyone know what this means and how I should proceed? Why is there a warning about vmware, and what is this fbcon module?

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migrated from Jun 23 '11 at 16:18

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fbcon module is used for frame buffer. I resolve this issue installing this package xserver-xorg-video-fbdev.


After some researches, I found that this error message simply means that fbcon module has been moved into the kernel in recent release. Xorg configurator cannot find this because this is no longer a module. You can use the as your xorg configuration file and it will run without any problem.

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It looks like I already have that package installed least that's what the package manager tells me when trying to install the package..."xserver-xorg-video-fbdev is already the newest version. xserver-xorg-video-fbdev set to manually installed."... – nubicurio Jun 23 '11 at 14:59
Answer modified with more information. – LoSciamano Jun 23 '11 at 15:14

Current versions of Debian don't by default create a xorg.conf. The new Xorg is largely self-configuring and doesn't need one.

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