xorg.conf question

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 13:36:34 UTC 2009

>> The newer *buntus are using bulletproof X, which by default dos not
>> use xorg.conf.
> Not quite - it always uses xorg.conf, but by default there isn't much in
> there.

I meant that a new system has a blank xorg.conf. I should have worded
more carefully.

>> Supposedly, you can add your own lines to xorg.conf but
>> my experience with this has not been great.
> I have rarely managed to add anything new there with complete success the
> first time, but that's not what he's suggesting.  If he has a working
> xorg.conf now, I would _absolutely_ recommend keeping a copy, installing
> his new release - and if X isn't working as desired, try reinstalling his
> own version.

He should definitely keep a copy, but in my experience just dropping
the old xorg.conf file did not solve an issue. Details are fuzzy as it
was not recently, nor was it my own machine.

>> However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Kubuntu 9.04 alpha
>> recognizes and configures my unusual widescreen resolutions.
> And chances are that sooner or later, he'll be pleasantly surprised to find
> the same.

Yes, I am very impressed with the way things Just Work (tm) now!

Dotan Cohen



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