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Fatalrewind
September 17th, 2009, 02:09 AM
hi ,im currently running 9.10 netbook remix and i want to enable
Uxa as i believe this should give me better graphics performance
the only problem is that i am reading a Ubuntu help page and don't
know how to edit the correct cfg file.

i am trying to follow everything on this link
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/UxaTesting

but i really dont know what to do .. please help total newbee

orlox
September 17th, 2009, 02:58 AM
Fatalrewind, the file you're looking for is /etc/X11/xorg.conf

To edit it, you can do the following:
press alt+F2, type the following: "gksudo gedit"
It will ask for your password, and open a text editor. Open the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Look for a section that says something like:


Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
# ...
EndSection

Where "# ..." could be anything (not neccesarily a single line). Modify this section so it looks like this:


Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
# ...
Option "AccelMethod" "uxa"
EndSection

You just need to add the new line with uxa, not modify any of the other lines.
Reboot, and xorg will be reloaded using uxa acceleration.

aljoriz
September 17th, 2009, 02:59 AM
try using envyNG

orlox
September 17th, 2009, 03:01 AM
try using envyNG

Very bad idea. He has an intel 950 video card, and envyNG is used to install ATI and nvidia propietary drivers. That surely doesn't apply here.

Fatalrewind
September 17th, 2009, 01:26 PM
hi ,i have opened the editor via thew terminal but when
i browse into the x11 directory theres no xorg.conf.

vantsochev
September 17th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Hi, open terminal and type


sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

enter your pswd and proceed with the previous instructions ;)

Fatalrewind
September 17th, 2009, 01:44 PM
hi

ok i have created a basic xorg.conf via a different help file
and done sudo.reboot but now when i open the xorg.conf it is blank
there is no text at all.

also i have just browsed into the X11 directory to see if there is an
actual xorg.conf file but there isn't one there ,i followed these instructions

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/56649

3rdalbum
September 17th, 2009, 01:54 PM
hi

ok i have created a basic xorg.conf via a different help file
and done sudo.reboot but now when i open the xorg.conf it is blank
there is no text at all.

Linux is case-sensitive. This means that the "X11" folder is different to the "x11" folder. Make sure you're using the correct case.

Fatalrewind
September 17th, 2009, 03:12 PM
I am definitely in the correct directory and using the correct lettering
but theres no xorg.conf file unless i create one ,if i choose to open
directly via the terminal i get a blank file.

I also wanted to edit the main .conf so i could hide the splash text
when Ubuntu boots up and shuts down as it currently shows system calls
for boot/shutdown and when i followed those instructions on this forum
i had the same problem that all .conf files were showing as blank.

thanks for all the help so far

Paddy