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    xorg.conf missing?

    Hi,

    I am pretty new to Linux. I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 but I can' find xorg.conf in /etc/X11. Am I missing something?

    Thanks

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    Re: xorg.conf missing?

    There is no xorg.conf by default in 9.10, giving space to autodetection.
    Some drivers may generate a xorg.conf later on, though.

    What would you like to do with it? Are you having any problems?
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    Re: xorg.conf missing?

    I am using Intel 4500 graphics card which has many known problems. I want to take a look at the xorg.conf to see the configuration and other options.

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    Re: xorg.conf missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by csq View Post
    I am using Intel 4500 graphics card which has many known problems. I want to take a look at the xorg.conf to see the configuration and other options.
    There is no xorg.conf in Ubuntu 9.10, see here for reasons why: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1325212

    However, you can generate one if you need to, by dropping to the shell

    Drop to the terminal by doing ctrl+alt+F1

    Login.

    Type

    sudo service gdm stop

    Then type:

    sudo Xorg -configure

    then to restart X

    sudo service gdm start

    This will generate an xorg.conf.

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    Last edited by Sealbhach; November 25th, 2009 at 06:36 AM.

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    Re: xorg.conf missing?

    Hi, Sealbhach

    Thank you. it works.

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    Re: xorg.conf missing?

    Fantastic post!

    However, how does one assert that it should use the file. Does its presence in /etc/X11 ensure this?

    The file is there and the issue remains.

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    Re: xorg.conf missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by seijling View Post
    Fantastic post!

    However, how does one assert that it should use the file. Does its presence in /etc/X11 ensure this?

    The file is there and the issue remains.
    What issue? Are you the original poster under a different username?

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    Re: xorg.conf missing?

    Xorg uses xorg.conf if present.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: xorg.conf missing?

    Thank you Sealbhach!!! I followed your commands, and it worked.

    It now says...
    (++) Using config file: "/home/__myusername__/xorg.conf.new"
    (==) Using config directory: "/usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    Now I can get around my broken touchpad and finally left click again!
    Last edited by ligaa9mm; November 4th, 2010 at 07:06 AM. Reason: Clarification

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    Re: xorg.conf missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sealbhach View Post
    There is no xorg.conf in Ubuntu 9.10, see here for reasons why: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1325212

    However, you can generate one if you need to, by dropping to the shell

    Drop to the terminal by doing ctrl+alt+F1

    Login.

    Type

    sudo service gdm stop

    Then type:

    sudo Xorg -configure

    then to restart X

    sudo service gdm start

    This will generate an xorg.conf.

    .
    Hi Sealbhach,

    I followed the steps you suggested but I received an error:

    "Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices. Configuration failed."

    What does this mean? How can I fix it?

    Thank you

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