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Old 10-22-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
mreff555
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Configuring Xorg


I'm taking another crack at configuring Xorg for Arch Linux and have had all kinds of problems. So after spending a good 4 hours working on it last night I thought. "Why not just load up a live cd which has Xorg pre-installed and copy the configuration, however I tried two rather new CD's and both had different file structures. Off the top of my head I don't know the Xorg versions on my Arch distro or on the live distro's I tried.
The Arch distro which pacman uses has the config files in /etc/X11/X.conf <----something like that I forget exactly

and it uses the seperate files which start with two decimals to indicate priority.

What version did Xorg change this?
Is this idea stupid or should it work if I get the same version as on my live cd?

I have tried every tutorial out there with no success.

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Old 10-22-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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Current X no longer has an xorg.conf file be default, because the current Linux kernel does such a good job probing hardware (unless Arch has done something on its own).

However, you can create on if you need one:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_xorg.conf
 
Old 10-22-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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Well technically I never tried without a conf file. Should I just delete them all and see what happens?
 
Old 10-22-2011, 07:08 PM   #4
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To tell the truth, I haven't had to mess with an xorg.conf file since Slackware 10.x, so I'm not the best person to ask.

You might try this:

Before starting X, rename the old xorg.conf file to xorg.conf.[something-or-other]. That way, you can bring it back if need be.

Then follow the procedure to create a new one and test.
 
  


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