Recovering configurations after a fresh install

Andrew Ash andrew.ash at
Sun Apr 6 22:10:25 BST 2008

On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 4:44 PM, Eric Weir <eeweir at> wrote:
> On 4/6/2008 Andrew Ash wrote:
>  >  >  Any suggestions regarding either of these?
>  >
>  >  [1] Monitor configs (X server) are stored in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and
>  >  other files there with suffixes are backups
>  >
>  >  [2] Repository information is stored in /etc/apt/sources.list
>  Thanks, Andrew. If I'd done what I was planning to do I would have lost
>  those. I'll make backups. Hopefully I won't need them.
>  >  Newer versions of Ubuntu (maybe starting with
>  >  gutsy?) no longer use the xorg.conf file and autodetect everything
>  >  instead.
>  Do you know if that would be true with Kubuntu, too?

Yes, that is the same as Kubuntu.  Ubuntu and all its derivatives
(Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Fluxbuntu(?), Ubuntu Studio, Mythbuntu, etc...) are
based on the same core, of which the X server and apt are a part.  So
those configs will transfer to any of these derivatives, and the X
server autodetection will be present too, I believe.

Andrew Ash

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