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    Can't generate xorg.conf

    This seems like something that would have been a 10 second fix in the old days but has been a HUGE pain in my *** for the last 3 hours now.

    Anyway, I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 and so have no xorg.conf. If I try to generate one using
    Code:
    sudo xorg -configure
    its gives the error "Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices. Configuration failed"

    All I want to do is add a few extra lines to my video card drivers to get World of Warcraft working. Can I manually create xorg.conf and ONLY add the lines I need or do I need the complete file? How do I know the name of the drivers I am using so I can do it manually? I will end up with something like this according to Wine's wiki:

    Code:
    Section "Device"   
      Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[Amity wine]]ver      "fglrx"
      Option       "Capabilities" "0x00000800" 
      Option       "UseFastTLS" "off"   
      Option       "KernelModuleParm" "locked-userpages=0" 
    EndSection

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    Re: Can't generate xorg.conf

    EDIT: just noticed the example you used was not from your computer.
    Post your ./var/log/Xorg.0.log
    What would happen if your disk died right now?

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    Re: Can't generate xorg.conf

    Thanks for the reply, I got frustrated through and went back to 10.10, all is well now Running the same xorg edgers drivers in both version, must be a bug

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    Re: Can't generate xorg.conf

    Bump. Having exact same problem as this guy only I'm trying to get my mouse to work. Any other way to create xorg.conf?

    [QUOTE=ctshiner;10681387]This seems like something that would have been a 10 second fix in the old days but has been a HUGE pain in my *** for the last 3 hours now.

    Anyway, I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 and so have no xorg.conf. If I try to generate one using
    Code:
    sudo xorg -configure
    its gives the error "Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices. Configuration failed"

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    Re: Can't generate xorg.conf

    xorg.conf is deprecated

    new config files:
    Code:
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf
    evdev.conf stores input informations, like keyboard and mouse
    monitor.conf stores infos about video driver and monitor specs
    synaptics.conf stores info about synaptics touchpad.

    @ thread starter: create 10-monitor.conf (generally it doesn't exist beacuse kernel uses KMS, if I am not wrong) and insert your video drivers / monitor / screen infos.

    example of 10-monitor.conf:
    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "Monitor0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier    "Device0"
        Driver        "fglrx" #Choose the driver used for this monitor
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier    "Screen0"  #Collapse Monitor and Device section to Screen section
        Device        "Device0"
        Monitor       "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth  16 #Choose the depth (16||24)
        SubSection "Display"
            Depth     16
            Modes     "1024x768" #Choose the resolution
        EndSubSection
    EndSection

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    Re: Can't generate xorg.conf

    So how do I add my mouse?

    I try touch /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf and it says 'no such file or directory'.

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    Re: Can't generate xorg.conf

    those folders and files dont exist
    maybe they should exist, but maybe not, no one really knows
    If they are not showing there then IMO they are not there.
    I have an xorg.conf
    Did you ever solve your problem?
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    Re: Can't generate xorg.conf

    maybe a bit late now, but for other users: the xorg config files are now located in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d

    also see http://askubuntu.com/questions/37761...tu-natty-11-04

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    Re: Can't generate xorg.conf

    I can't find monitor.conf file on my 11.04 system and I'm trying to configure extended desktop on my ait Radeon X300SE PCI card.


    ./usr/share/man/man5/xorg.conf.5.gz
    ./usr/share/doc/xserver-xorg-video-nouveau/examples/xorg.conf
    ./usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d
    ./usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
    ./usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-wacom.conf
    ./usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-vmmouse.conf
    ./usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/51-synaptics-quirks.conf
    ./usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev-quirks.conf
    ./usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

    When I configure the extended desktop screen 2 gets all pixels meshed together.

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    Re: Can't generate xorg.conf

    Here are my specs on the graphics card.

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]


    *-display:0
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: 00
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
    resources: irq:43 memory:dc000000-ddffffff memory:dfde0000-dfdeffff ioport:dc00(size=256) memory:dfe00000-dfe1ffff
    *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
    description: Display controller
    product: RV370 [Radeon X300SE]
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 0.1
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
    version: 00
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm pciexpress bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:dfdf0000-dfdfffff

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