xorg.conf question

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 10:43:37 UTC 2009

> I want to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu when its released, but I don't
> want to have to dork with the same-old display resolution issues all
> over again.  Can I take my existing xorg.conf file, save off a copy,
> install the new Ubuntu when its out and replace its xorg.conf with my
> own after I've installed the Nvidia drivers?  I read somewhere once
> that you can.

The newer *buntus are using bulletproof X, which by default dos not
use xorg.conf. Supposedly, you can add your own lines to xorg.conf but
my experience with this has not been great.

However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Kubuntu 9.04 alpha
recognizes and configures my unusual widescreen resolutions. So I
really don't need to edit xorg.conf in 9.04. I very much suggest that
you try the current alpha and see how it works on your system:

Don't forget to file a bug if it _doesn't_ work, so that it could be
fixed before release. Thanks.

Dotan Cohen



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