Creating an xorg.conf file on the fly

Paul S paulatgm at
Mon Sep 24 16:50:49 UTC 2007

Kailesh MUSSAI said the following on 09/24/2007 12:12 PM:
> Dear all,
> I am curious if anyone know how Ubuntu creates the xorg.conf file.
> Myself, I am currently looking for a way for X to probe the hardware and
> then create the xorg.conf file.  I believe Ubuntu must come with some
> package to do just that.
> Any other ideas are most welcome.

I have seen xorg start up successfully without an xorg.conf file.  I 
think xorg has the ability to probe for itself.  There may also be an 
ubuntu script to help create the initial file.

One thing to try is remove your xorg.conf file, and start x, then look 
at /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see what xorg probed for and found.


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