Where did xorg.conf go?

Knute Johnson knute2009 at knutejohnson.com
Sun Nov 1 19:40:01 UTC 2009

Steve Reilly wrote:
> Chris Jones wrote:
>> Hi,
>>> Recent versions of X.org don't need it as they autodetect  
>>> everything. If
>>> you need one just create it.
>> As others have said, Xorg doesn't *need* one any more. You only need  
>> to create one if for some reason the auto-detection of the correct  
>> settings on the fly doesn't work in some way for your hardware.
>> If you have a real problem and need to tweak the Xorg settings, then  
>> creating the file is fine. On the other hand, if your system was  
>> working fine without one, and you where just curious as to why it was  
>> missing, then I would recommend removing whatever you have created and  
>> let Xorg go back to how it likes to work these days.
>> cheers Chris
> im curious now.  this weekends project was to upgrade a frontend and
> backend/frontend with 9.10 mythbuntu.  everything went smooth on the
> dell desktop, no problems at all actually, scary.  but on the combo
> desktop, self built with nvidia 8200 chipset, this booted to a command
> line.  first thing I did was sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change
> nvidia driver to vesa, startx, then fix the driver install.
> does 9.10 mythbuntu not use the same xorg as 9.10 ubuntu?
> or does the proprietary driver install make an xorg.conf?

I sure don't know.  I first did an upgrade from 9.04 and that went 
flawlessly except that I ended up with both an XFCE power management app 
and the original gnome app that was already there.  I'm sure that must 
have left my original xorg.conf alone.  I then did a clean install of 
xubuntu 9.10 to see if there were any differences with the grub2 and 
ext4.  That's when the monitor went to 800x600.


Knute Johnson
knute2009 at knutejohnson.com

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