LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-12-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
lowpingnoob
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 3, soon DSL (DSL backwards is LSD hahahaha)
Posts: 245

Rep: Reputation: 30
is there a program to automatically make xorg.conf files


I am using Fedora Core 3 and a Nvidia video card. I need to make a xorg.conf file, but I am very bad with code. I just had to reinstall linux because I messed up with the code the first time. Anyone have any suggestions for an program (I don' t think that Fedora comes with one) that generates xorg.conf files?
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:13 PM   #2
rkettle
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 204

Rep: Reputation: 30
it will create the file for you... make a backup of files before you edit them.

Regards
Richard
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:17 PM   #3
lowpingnoob
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 3, soon DSL (DSL backwards is LSD hahahaha)
Posts: 245

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by rkettle
it will create the file for you... make a backup of files before you edit them.

Regards
Richard
What ?? It doesn't.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:18 PM   #4
lowpingnoob
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 3, soon DSL (DSL backwards is LSD hahahaha)
Posts: 245

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by rkettle
it will create the file for you... make a backup of files before you edit them.

Regards
Richard
Please tell me how it "makes" the files for me? Sorry for being a linux noob.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:21 PM   #5
rkettle
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 204

Rep: Reputation: 30
when you install it, it generates the script so that it can run. You do not need to write it. You will need to edit it to get the Nvidia card going, but that is a very small edit.

You can use the graphical tools on Fedora to change setting and it writes them to the xorg file.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:23 PM   #6
lowpingnoob
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 3, soon DSL (DSL backwards is LSD hahahaha)
Posts: 245

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by rkettle
when you install it, it generates the script so that it can run. You do not need to write it. You will need to edit it to get the Nvidia card going, but that is a very small edit.

You can use the graphical tools on Fedora to change setting and it writes them to the xorg file.
Ok, but what do I need to change for the .conf file (and do I need to change the .log?)
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:26 PM   #7
rkettle
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 204

Rep: Reputation: 30
you do not need to touch the .log file... why do you need to edit the xorg.conf file? This will give me a better idea of what you are trying to do.

Regards
Richard
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:28 PM   #8
lowpingnoob
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 3, soon DSL (DSL backwards is LSD hahahaha)
Posts: 245

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by rkettle
you do not need to touch the .log file... why do you need to edit the xorg.conf file? This will give me a better idea of what you are trying to do.

Regards
Richard
Uh I am trying to get my video card working. And the install says you have to change things in the xorg.conf file. If not could you tell me what I have to change and where is the file. Because if I don't have to change anything, that would be good...
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:34 PM   #9
rkettle
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 204

Rep: Reputation: 30
to install nvidia you need to download the driver from their site... choose the first one.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

you also need to make sure you have the source code for the kernel... then drop to run level 3 and run the driver

#sh NV.... whatever the name is (press the tab key to autocomplete)

when you are done you edit the xorg.conf file

easiest way is to type

#vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

where the section is about your driver.. press 'i' on your keyboard (insert) and change "nv" to "nvidia" then press esc then :wq

then type startx
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:37 PM   #10
lowpingnoob
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 3, soon DSL (DSL backwards is LSD hahahaha)
Posts: 245

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by rkettle
to install nvidia you need to download the driver from their site... choose the first one.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

you also need to make sure you have the source code for the kernel... then drop to run level 3 and run the driver

#sh NV.... whatever the name is (press the tab key to autocomplete)

when you are done you edit the xorg.conf file

easiest way is to type

#vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

where the section is about your driver.. press 'i' on your keyboard (insert) and change "nv" to "nvidia" then press esc then :wq

then type startx
Thanks NOW i understand (I already have the Driver installed, i just havent edited correctly.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:38 PM   #11
rkettle
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 204

Rep: Reputation: 30
no prob, let me know if it works.

Regards
Richard
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:49 PM   #12
lowpingnoob
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 3, soon DSL (DSL backwards is LSD hahahaha)
Posts: 245

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by rkettle
no prob, let me know if it works.

Regards
Richard
THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Runs and installs UT2K4)..
 
Old 06-12-2005, 05:08 PM   #13
rkettle
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 204

Rep: Reputation: 30
no prob... ut2004 is nice
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Different xorg.conf-files for users zorolowski Linux - General 2 08-21-2005 11:27 AM
post xorg.conf files: if you have a geforce fx 5700 VE come HERE! mrchaos Linux - Hardware 6 05-24-2005 11:28 PM
Xorg Hard Crashes and corrupts xorg.conf Advocator Linux - General 0 07-15-2004 02:41 PM
resolv.conf is not updated automatically metalyric Linux - Networking 9 06-04-2004 06:51 AM
Program For Fedora that will burn MP3 Files to make CDs that will.. sxa Linux - Software 8 03-07-2004 08:28 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration