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IronArjen
August 26th, 2010, 04:05 PM
I want to install the NVIDIA drivers in order to support Bigscreen. As a first step I wanted to make a backup of my Xorg.conf. It is not there?
It is supposed to be in etc/X11 or not? Did something change in Lucy?

chronozphere
August 26th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Please try:



locate xorg.conf
Here in 9.10, it's still in /etc/x11. :?

sydbat
August 26th, 2010, 04:38 PM
I want to install the NVIDIA drivers in order to support Bigscreen. As a first step I wanted to make a backup of my Xorg.conf. It is not there?
It is supposed to be in etc/X11 or not? Did something change in Lucy?I don't think Lucid uses xorg.conf. You can create it, if needed.

IronArjen
August 26th, 2010, 04:42 PM
It depends on the machine. I run an Intel-Nvidia and locate xorg.conf yields

/usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d
/usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/05-evdev.conf
/usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf
/usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-vmmouse.conf
/usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-wacom.conf
/usr/share/man/man5/xorg.conf.5.gz

Hence it does not exist.
Is it as if it has been arranged differently

A machine next to mine runs AMD-ATI and DOES have the normal setting in etc

Grenage
August 26th, 2010, 04:46 PM
xorg.conf is legacy, and no longer essential.

Proprietary software from ATI/Nvidia (nvidia-settings etc.) does create one if you specify settings. It will get used if it exists.