Debian Etch System Files Print E-mail
Written by machiner   
Monday, 19 February 2007 12:17
Hey there. I often save a copy or 5 or 6 important system files after installing a Debian desktop. In the interest of perpetuating this wonderful Linux operating system I thought I would post the contents of my laptop specific system files. Being that installing Debian is so quick and simple, I only really save a good copy of these files in the even that somehow one or all of them become corrupted on a daily-use machine and a simple mv -f /backup/directory/good-copy /etc/location/good-copy can fix that up right-quick.

/etc/modules  This is on my laptop, of course.

# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

loop
cpufreq-userspace
powernow-k7

/etc/apt/sources.list

Now, I am in New England, USA -- you should find a mirror closest to you for all of your apt sources.

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ etch main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
#E-17
# deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ etch non-free
deb http://mirror.home-dn.net/debian-multimedia/ etch main
deb-src http://mirror.home-dn.net/debian-multimedia/ etch main
# deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ etch main
# deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ etch main non-free contrib
# deb-src http://edevelop.org/debian/ sid main
# deb http://edevelop.org/debian/ sid main

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5003 wmli with no glx. This system uses the sis760/761 display and for Linux there is no 3D accelleration, no dri

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # path to defoma fonts
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load    "i2c"
        Load    "bitmap"
      Load       "dbe"
        Load    "ddc"
#       Load    "dri"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
#       Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option          "HorizScrollDelta"      "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
        Driver          "sis"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

#Section "Monitor"
#       Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
#       Option          "DPMS"
#       HorizSync       28-64
#       VertRefresh     43-60
#EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
        Option          "DPMS"
        HorizSync       30-81
        VertRefresh     56-75
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "Generic Video Card"
        Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           1
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           4
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           8
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           15
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice     "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

#Section "DRI"
#       Mode    0666
#EndSection

/etc/fstab

This is specific to me -- on my laptop, however, you may get something out of it

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
#                
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda2       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/hda4       /home           ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/hda3       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
#/dev/hda1       /mnt/windows    ntfs    user,ro,exec,umask=0222 0 0
my.domain.org:/music /mnt/tunage nfs rw,hard,intr,sync,users,noatime 0 0
my.domain.org:/home/uname /mnt/uname nfs rw,hard,intr,sync,users,noatime 0 0

/etc/resolv.conf

I use openDNS

nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.220.220
nameserver 24.151.8.210
nameserver 24.151.8.211
nameserver 66.189.130.5

/etc/hosts

127.0.0.1 localhost hostname
127.0.1.1 lapbox.domain.org hostname
192.168.0.100 my.domain.org
64.14.68.29 www.debiantutorials.org

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

In reality backing up good copies of these files is a waste of time on a desktop. Unless you really need the reference; For instance, x won't start for whatever reason. It's simple enough to ctrl+alt+F3 for another tty enabling you to correct your xorg.conf file. See Linux conventions.

--machiner 19Feb2007  See the forum entry

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 March 2008 05:19