forcing use of vesa driver for x ??

Steve yorvik.ubunto at
Fri Oct 9 21:47:41 UTC 2009

On Fri, 09 Oct 2009 21:56:07 +0100, Gene Heskett  
<gene.heskett at> wrote:

> On Friday 09 October 2009, David Kuntadi wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 12:25 AM, Gene Heskett  
>> <gene.heskett at>
> wrote:
>>> How can I restore these two boxes to using the vesa driver, AND  
>>> prevent X
>>> from overwriting these xorg.conf's to suit itself?
>> I suggest just to remove whatever driver you does not want, and then
>> rewrite xorg.conf. By doing that, it is impossible for those drivers
>> to be loaded. because it is not even installed.
>> DK
> I thought of that, but if it doesn't find the nv or ati on those  
> machines,
> would it fallback to vesa, and do it at better than 800x600?  That is at  
> best
> a fuggly screen, redefining fuzz to a whole new level.
> And since it rewrote everything that resembles an xorg.conf on the 8.04
> machine, how would I go about restoring the defaults when it has no clue
> about the monitor?  Its a Samsung tv, hidef lcd 22" whose tuner has gone
> funkity, but the pc socket works great?  Rename them all to variations of
> "" and restart?
> This would be a whole lot easier if I reset init to 3, so a failed startx
> doesn't hammer around for 3 minutes before it gives up.
> Thanks.
Could you write protect xorg.conf, once you've got it working properly.


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