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Old 06-13-2005, 02:42 PM   #1
hughgjohnson
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Deleted xorg.conf. Now what is x using?


So, I've been playing with xorgsetup and wasn't seeing any changes I made so I thought I'd delete xorg.conf. Now I can startx and get into KDE and actually see the settings I was hoping for, but when I look in X11 I only see.

xorg.conf-fbdev
xorg.conf-vesa
xorg.conf.backup
xorg.conf~

I though maybe it was using a cached version so I rebooted the machine (I'm sure I didn't have to do this, but didn't know a better way) and started x again, but still no xorg.conf

Not sure which file is being used for the settings.

I'm using Slackware 10 if this makes any difference.

Thanks!

Hugh

Last edited by hughgjohnson; 06-13-2005 at 02:49 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 02:48 PM   #2
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Okay the file should live in /etc/X11/ and is called xorg.conf as you say. however, you can have the file elsewhere. Can't quite rememeber how this is acheived but find it by typing find / -name xorg.conf

The i would recommend deleting the file (presuming it is not a sample file) and then running xorgconfig as root

then you'll want to know about a wheel mouse!
 
Old 06-13-2005, 03:03 PM   #3
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OK. I found it

/usr/X11R6/etc/X11/xorg.conf

When I created it I was in root. Yes, you're correct, now I want to make the changes for the mouse. This is funny because I first had the mouse working fine, but my resolution sucked lemons, and everytime I'd edit the xorg.conf I would get the "No Screens ..." error and couldn't boot X, so I ran the xorgsetup a few times to get the monitor and video working. But then when I edited the mouse settings they weren't sticking so thats when I deleted the xorg.conf file in /etc/X11.

So, can I the the xorg.conf in the directory above and leave it there? Or, does it need to be in /etc/X11?

Thanks.

Hugh



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Okay the file should live in /etc/X11/ and is called xorg.conf as you say. however, you can have the file elsewhere. Can't quite rememeber how this is acheived but find it by typing find / -name xorg.conf

The i would recommend deleting the file (presuming it is not a sample file) and then running xorgconfig as root

then you'll want to know about a wheel mouse!
 
Old 06-13-2005, 03:16 PM   #4
hughgjohnson
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Originally posted by hughgjohnson

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So, can I the the xorg.conf in the directory above and leave it there? Or, does it need to be in /etc/X11?
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Well, that was pretty painless. I edited the file and sure enough I'm happily wheel mousing my windws up and down as I type!

Thanks for the help!

Hugh
 
Old 06-13-2005, 03:18 PM   #5
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if it works it works. personally i would delete and start again with xorgconfig.

what you need to add is:

Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

and there you go scroll mouse.

If you are unaware you can go straight into KDE or Gnome etc by editting /etc/inittab and changing the default run level to 4.

Other tips? Hmm Nvdia/ATI drivers i guess. Make sure when you run xorgconfig that you set your monitor settings to the max you want to use. If you don't you won't be able to use those settings (KDE gnome etc) are ruled by what is in your xorg.conf file.
 
  


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