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Thread: /etc/X11/xorg.conf - missing?

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    /etc/X11/xorg.conf - missing?

    Day One with Ubuntu. Installed 64-bit Server 10.04 LTS on a Thinkpad W510. One thing that I'd like to accomplish is to gain control over the display brightness. Some threads that I have seen reference a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

    I don't seem to have such a file. Am I supposed to create it?

    Thanks,
    -dog

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    Re: /etc/X11/xorg.conf - missing?

    yes; xorg.conf in 10.04 is no longer the standard... you can generate one.. it will use it when it's there.


    here's how to do that;


    Code:
    Switch to a tty ( press ctrl+alt+f1 (f2,f3 etc)
    login with your username and password.

    stop gdm with
    Code:
    sudo service gdm stop
    then generate a xorg.conf with
    Code:
    sudo Xorg -configure
    this will create a xorg.conf.new in your home directory)
    move the auto-generated xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf


    Code:
    sudo mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Make changes you want to try
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    and start gdm again with

    Code:
    sudo service gdm start
    When your thread it solved: go to thread tools > Mark this thread as solved
    for SIS 771/671 use xcompmgr to have transparent terminals. just load it at startup.

    And then they asked: what's a pbkac error?

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    Re: /etc/X11/xorg.conf - missing?

    Wow. Thanks!

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    Re: /etc/X11/xorg.conf - missing?

    Your welcome
    When your thread it solved: go to thread tools > Mark this thread as solved
    for SIS 771/671 use xcompmgr to have transparent terminals. just load it at startup.

    And then they asked: what's a pbkac error?

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    Re: /etc/X11/xorg.conf - missing?

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