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Old 07-25-2005, 01:27 PM   #1
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DamnSmallLinux and XF86Config


I am trying to change screen resolution on my laptop using Damn Small Linux, but cannot find XF86Config. I have used the 'locate' command and also the 'Midnight Commander' file system, but there seems to be no such file. I have looked in and around /etc/X11 and it seems that it is nowhere to be found.


Any suggestions please.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 01:58 PM   #2
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Is "xorg.conf" in /etc/X11/? If so, that is the one you want to edit.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 01:24 AM   #3
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Man Pages say:

"XFree86 uses a configuration file called XF86Config for its initial setup. This configuration file is searched for in the following places when the server is started as a normal user:


/etc/X11/<cmdline>
/usr/X11R6/etc/X11/<cmdline>
/etc/X11/$XF86CONFIG
/usr/X11R6/etc/X11/$XF86CONFIG
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4
/etc/X11/XF86Config
/etc/XF86Config
/usr/X11R6/etc/X11/XF86Config.<hostname>
/usr/X11R6/etc/X11/XF86Config-4
/usr/X11R6/etc/X11/XF86Config
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config.<hostname>
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config-4
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config"

I would look at these places.
As stated above if there is an xorg.conf. Then DSL is xorg not xfree.
xorgcfg will do the same for xorg as XF86Config does for xfree.
Or, "vi xorg.conf" make changes and save.(before making changes to either config file good idea to make a backup.)
to backup I use "/etc/X11>cp xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup"

Good Luck

Blair

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