Last week I was editing the /etc/X11/XF86Config of Debian Linux 2.0.6.
and XFree86 3.1.2. and I had the strangest experience.
I was editing in tty0 (alt-F1). When I wrote XF86Config and quitted vi,
and after that started X (startx) it seemed that there was something
odd. Startx didn't complete. When I tried xinit, everything was okay.
I tried to start X in tty1 (altF2) where it worked fine. Also did xinit
This seems strange to me, because they both use the same file, (I made
sure that vi was properly closed) Both both terminals gave (very
After a reboot everything was fine. Both (in fact all) terminals could
startx, until I edited XF86Config once more. startx doesn't work in a
terminal where I've edited XF86Config.
Several reboots later ander everything was still the same, it all works
fabulous, except after editing.
When I edited the file with 'ae' there were never any problems.
I hope someone can do something with this.