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    create xorg.conf using Ubuntu Live

    hi

    Howto create xorg.conf using Ubuntu 10.04 Live?

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    Re: create xorg.conf using Ubuntu Live

    I found these directions for creating an xorg.conf -
    1. Boot from the live CD, then select 'Try Ubuntu'.
    2. Switch to a terminal - ctl-alt-F1.
    3. Log in using a user-ID that can do 'sudo'.
    4. Stop the desktop manager -
      Code:
      sudo service gdm stop
    5. Create a config file -
      Code:
      sudo Xorg -configure
      If you do an 'ls ~ -l', the generated file should show up. You might want to copy it to a thumb-drive at this point.
    6. Start gdm -
      Code:
      sudo service gdm start
      This should send you back to the screen which gives you the option to try or install Ubuntu.

    You should find the file 'xorg.conf.new' in your home directory.

    I have tried it using a USB drive, not a live CD. However, it's worth trying. The generated xorg.conf.new may not exactly match your hardware configuration, but should at least give you a good starting point.
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