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    Hello,

    because there were several biddings about a better way to edit the xorg.conf in the German Ubuntu Forum (Link) I write a little GUI to edit the xorg.conf.

    - Project Page

    - Download-Page

    - Repository for Deb Package

    Greetings, Dee
    I use wxWidgets to create the GUI, so you need libwxgtk2.6-0 to start it.

    I would be very happy if there is someone who would like to test it and post his opinion.

    Greetings, Dee
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    Re: xorg-edit: GUI for editing xorg.conf

    that looks pretty sweet!
    what happened? where am i?
    http://www.wellactually.net/code

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    Re: xorg-edit: GUI for editing xorg.conf

    Dapper user here, what are the dependencies? There's a wxwidgets dependency I can' figure out,
    bjorninge@LappyDapper:~/Desktop$ ./xorg-edit
    ./xorg-edit: error while loading shared libraries: libwx_gtk-2.4.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    bjorninge@LappyDapper:~/Desktop$

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    Re: xorg-edit: GUI for editing xorg.conf

    @oldmanstan: Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by dabear
    Dapper user here, what are the dependencies? There's a wxwidgets dependency I can' figure out,
    Do you have libwxgtk2.4-1 installed? If so, check if there is some file /usr/lib/libwx_gtk-2.4.so.1.

    Greetings, Dee

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    Re: xorg-edit: GUI for editing xorg.conf

    So, there is a new version and I use wx2.6 now. So you need libwxgtk-2.6-0.

    Greetings, Dee

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    Re: xorg-edit: GUI for editing xorg.conf

    Thank you for the valuable work.

    I use an ATI Radeon 7200. I had PageFlip enabled, and had to manually disable it to load xorg-edit.

    Option "EnablePageFlip" "true
    I would like to see some configuration options or basic help menus.

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    Re: xorg-edit: GUI for editing xorg.conf

    Quote Originally Posted by adamkane
    Thank you for the valuable work.
    I use an ATI Radeon 7200. I had PageFlip enabled, and had to manually disable it to load xorg-edit.
    Is the option line correct that you have posted? If so, there is a " missing at the end. My tool don't recognize the options itself but they must be in the format
    Code:
    Option "name" "value"
    or only
    Code:
    Option "name"
    If the error still exists, please post (or mail me) your xorg.conf, so that can I take a look at this.

    I would like to see some configuration options or basic help menus.
    This is the next step! I want to create some XML-files where all options and possible values are listed so taht the user can select from a drop down list and can do nothing wrong while editing.

    Thanks for testing,
    Dee

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    Re: xorg-edit: GUI for editing xorg.conf

    Quote Originally Posted by dee.dw
    Hello,

    because there were several biddings about a better way to edit the xorg.conf in the German Ubuntu Forum (Link) I write a little GUI to edit the xorg.conf.

    - Project Page

    I use wxWidgets to create the GUI, so you need libwxgtk2.6-0 to start it.

    I would be very happy if there is someone who would like to test it and post his opinion.

    Greetings, Dee
    Wonderful!

    I will NEVER go back to edit xorg.conf manually again (if I screw something up, I'll probably restore the backup and start gnome again).

    Could you get this into the debian repositories and eventually part of the tools under System -> Administration in Gnome? Definitely belongs there, under "Advanced graphics options" or similar.

    Suggestions:
    - Auto-backup of xorg.conf when starting app (in ~/.xorg-edit/backups/ or similar)
    - Possibility to choose enabled/disabled for an option
    - Some general info about configuring X, like that sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg will rebuild it if something screws up

    This is certainly THE step for debian users to be able to skip the tedious manual xorg.conf-editing. Hopefully, the auto-configure done at installation will be enough for most people, thus never have to edit xorg.conf with this app, but whenever xgl, tv-out and dual monitor support is not enabled by default, this app helps a lot!

    Thanks!

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    Re: xorg-edit: GUI for editing xorg.conf

    You might want to look at http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=926906, a thread where your tool is discussed amongst other things.

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    Re: xorg-edit: GUI for editing xorg.conf

    New version...

    v06.04.16:
    - Bugfix: many, many... most are gone with the old design
    - Bugfix: save status flag is set when adding or deleting elements
    - Design: redesign of elements, less buttons
    - Design: current config file name is shown in frame bar
    - Feature: backup files will be saved with date and time
    - Feature: new menu entrys for closing current config and creating empty config file
    - Feature: maximum of screens and input devices in server layout are recognized by available devices
    - Feature: question if some entries should be deleted
    - Internal: deleted menu entry for load backup file and load standard xorg.conf
    - Internal: more integrity checks (e.g. empty fields)
    - Internal: disable some integrity checks while reading config file,
    so it is possible to load a misconfigured file and "repair" it

    Greetings, Dee

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