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

Robert Lewis bob.l.lewis at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 16:10:47 UTC 2011


Try <CTRL><ALT><F7>

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 8:55 AM, Stephen Pace <regularjo at gmx.com> wrote:

> 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
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