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    How do I reset xorg.conf?

    I want to disable my touchpad. I have qsynaptics, but when I run it, it keeps telling me to set SHMConfig to true, I've done that, but it still doesn't work. I've tried rebooting, ctr-alt-f1, nothing seems to reset X11. How do I do it, step-by-step?

    Thank you

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    Re: How do I reset xorg.conf?

    You can redo the xorg.conf like so:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    Last edited by NullHead; October 17th, 2008 at 11:19 PM.
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    Re: How do I reset xorg.conf?

    edit: Beaten to it!

    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    Then restart X (ctrl+alt+backspace) or sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
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    Re: How do I reset xorg.conf?

    Quote Originally Posted by jerome1232 View Post
    edit: Beaten to it!

    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    Then restart X (ctrl+alt+backspace) or sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
    Well you're correct. I forgot the "-phigh" in mine. Thanks for posting it anyways
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    Re: How do I reset xorg.conf?

    Enter
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    in a terminal.

    Your xorg.conf will open in gedit the text editor.

    Add # signs to the start of the section for your synaptic touchpad so that the section looks like this:

    Code:
    #Section "InputDevice"
    #	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    #	Driver		"synaptics"
    #	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
    #	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
    #	Option		"Protocol"		"auto-dev"
    #	Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"0"
    #EndSection
    Save it then Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to log out, log in again and hopefully your touchpad should be disabled.

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    Re: How do I reset xorg.conf?

    None of those work. the dkpg-reconfigure did get me a fresh xor.conf, which was good because the # thing messed up my moniter. I want to install q synaptics, and I'm following the instructions I find, but nothing works, I can't get the SHMConfig to set to "true".

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    Re: How do I reset xorg.conf?

    Have you tried the method provided by gn2 in post #5 here? What was the result from that?

    You can also use nano in place of gedit.
    Good site to search for guides & how-tos.

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    Re: How do I reset xorg.conf?

    Quote Originally Posted by gn2 View Post
    Enter
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    in a terminal.
    Tsk, tsk, don't teach bad habits. When launching a GUI app, use gksudo instead.
    I do not use Ubuntu any more, nor have I ever used Gnome. Therefore, I tend to give advice that is distro- and DE-agnostic, which, while perhaps not the easiest way, will allow you to move freely between machines.

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    Re: How do I reset xorg.conf?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xiong Chiamiov View Post
    Tsk, tsk, don't teach bad habits. When launching a GUI app, use gksudo instead.
    Nah, Alt+F2 for GUI apps!

    (my bad for not using gksudo, hangs head in shame, should really know better)

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    Re: How do I reset xorg.conf?

    I tried the method in #5, it messed up my screen. Had to reset the xorg.conf using the method in #3 to fix it.

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