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Old 12-16-2004, 08:06 AM   #1
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documentation on xorg.conf


yo,

where can i find documentation on how to configure xorg.conf? i want to set it up so that i can change between 1024x768 and 800x600 resolutions (currently my only options are 640x480 and (egad!) 320x240. also i will want to bump up teh refrash rate to about 70. eventually i need to configure for dual monitors, but one thing at a time

all i've been able to find online so far are settings for certain types of monitors, not any general FAQ or How-To's or anything. does anyone know where i can find something like this, or a beefy documentation site? www.x.org has been a pain to doc hunt
 
Old 12-16-2004, 08:17 AM   #2
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oh and BTW i'm using freeBSD. AFAICT the setup for xorg.conf is the same though
 
Old 12-16-2004, 08:28 AM   #3
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in fact, is there a port that will do this for me? (i know i know, i should have posted this in the *BSD forum. if a mod wants to he or she can move it there)
 
Old 12-16-2004, 09:14 AM   #4
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In Slackware, "man xorg.conf" lists the configuration sections in the order in which they occur in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and provides pretty clear information about the available options per section/subsection. I normally wouldn't recommend "man" (it tends to give me headaches), but the structure of this one is pretty good.
My apologies if you allready tried this.

JJ
 
Old 12-16-2004, 04:03 PM   #5
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Originally posted by JunctaJuvant
In Slackware, "man xorg.conf" lists the configuration sections in the order in which they occur in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and provides pretty clear information about the available options per section/subsection. I normally wouldn't recommend "man" (it tends to give me headaches), but the structure of this one is pretty good.
My apologies if you allready tried this.

JJ
actually no i haven't. i am aware of the man pages, but the thought didn't cross my mind. let me see if i find what i'm looking for there. in teh mean time, thanks


hmmm... i do have an old install of Fedora Core on the Slug (an old computer of mine), and i recall that having preinstalled configurations for various hardware types. maybe i can jimmy with it and import the conf file from there. i'll check out the man pages first though, so i don't blow anything up
 
Old 12-16-2004, 04:40 PM   #6
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i can tell that the man page writers strive to be very professional:

"VIDEOADAPTER SECTION
Nobody wants to say how this works. Maybe nobody knows ..."

lol.
 
  


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