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    Where is my xorg.conf file??

    I expected it to be in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but when I nano that file it is empty. If I navigate there using nautilus it is also not under /etc/X11.

    Has xorg.conf been moved for 9.04 ??

    I am trying to get gysnaptics to work and I need to make some adjustments.

    sudo cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf = no such file

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg = nothing done

    System runs and boots up fine.


    Thanks.

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    Re: Where is my xorg.conf file??

    /etc/X11/xorg.conf is the right location.. Typo maybe?

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    Re: Where is my xorg.conf file??

    Hi,

    indeed weird, because I can find my xorg.conf under the same destination with

    Code:
    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    nano cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Have you done any significant changes concerning the graphical display recently?
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    Re: Where is my xorg.conf file??

    The new X server doesn't need an xorg.conf file anymore rather gathering the devices with dbus and may be installed without it on Jaunty. You can still build your own though if you need to add something.

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    Re: Where is my xorg.conf file??

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk.R.Gently View Post
    The new X server doesn't need an xorg.conf file anymore rather gathering the devices with dbus and may be installed without it on Jaunty. You can still build your own though if you need to add something.
    Ahaa .... just as I suspected. (no typos) I've got a Acer Extensa Laptop 4620Z and I want to adjust gsynaptics which I understand can only be done via xorg.conf. I also have the Intel 9xx video and in order to make it work with compiz, or enable special effects, I have to makes some adjustments in xorg.conf.

    What would be the default xorg.conf file that I could start with?

    Thanks

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    Re: Where is my xorg.conf file??

    Anyone know how to configure gysnaptics without xorg.conf??

    I get a message saying "Gsynaptics could not initialize, you must set SHMConfig True in xorg.conf"

    My mouse is all over the place without it.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Where is my xorg.conf file??

    I know nothing about gysnaptics but here is the content of a basic Intel xorg.conf if you want to create it and try from there.

    Code:
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
    # in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
    # here are ignored.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    Nils

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    Re: Where is my xorg.conf file??

    Quote Originally Posted by Psquared View Post
    Anyone know how to configure gysnaptics without xorg.conf??

    I get a message saying "Gsynaptics could not initialize, you must set SHMConfig True in xorg.conf"

    My mouse is all over the place without it.

    Thanks.
    System, Preferences, Mouse, Touchpad - disable mouse clicks

    -or- try
    tarvid@hans:~$ cat /etc/hal/fdi/policy/shmconfig.fdi
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <deviceinfo version="0.2">
    <device>
    <match key="input.x11_driver" string="synaptics">
    <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">True</merge>
    </match>
    </device>
    </deviceinfo>

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    Lightbulb Re: Where is my xorg.conf file??

    According to 9.10 Release Notes:

    " Then create an Xorg configuration file with the command below:

    * sudo Xorg -configure
    "

    It's right at the bottom of the page.

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    Re: Where is my xorg.conf file??

    Quote Originally Posted by vlad003 View Post
    According to 9.10 Release Notes:

    " Then create an Xorg configuration file with the command below:

    * sudo Xorg -configure
    "

    It's right at the bottom of the page.

    Thanks for this answer, but is there a command-line alternative?

    I don't have a PC monitor, but an LCD TV which is flickering like mad, so I'm trying to rectify this via SSH.
    Or perhaps someone with a 1366 x 768 px LCD TV can provide me with a sensible default xorg.conf file?

    Thanks

    UPDATE: I found this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=96980
    Last edited by opyate; December 1st, 2009 at 11:53 AM.

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