[Ubuntu-US-CA] X.org Config File

Stephen Pace regularjo at gmx.com
Fri Aug 19 15:55:04 UTC 2011

i was reading you email and tried (ctrl-alt-F2), but then I didn't know how to get back to the Ubuntu desktop screen.

----- Original Message -----
From: Grant Bowman
Sent: 08/17/11 04:47 PM
To: ubuntu-us-ca at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: [Ubuntu-US-CA] X.org Config File

 After talking with another team member I promised to write up how to modify X.org settings by generating a configuration file from the auto-detected base so that settings can be changed manually. I have used this at several partimus.org sites for getting old monitors to do more than the ancient resolution default that comes up, much less than 1024x768. From http://x.org I click FAQ then Configuration Help and find: http://www.x.org/wiki/ConfigurationHelp In practice I use a virtual console (ctrl-alt-F2), login as a user then to get root run: sudo su - Then run: /etc/init.d/gdm stop Then run: X --configure Then run: cp xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf I look forward to a fruitful discussion with those I have talked to recently and others about customizations. Cheers, Grant -- Ubuntu-us-ca mailing list Ubuntu-us-ca at lists.ubuntu.com Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-ca
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