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Old 01-07-2004, 03:33 PM   #1
redkazan
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Question Specifying location of XF86Config


Hi All:

Here's a quick question. I recently downloaded and installed the ATI supplied drivers for my Radeon Mobility 9000, and ran the setup program for them, which is just like xf86config setup. Now I'm sitting here with a modified XF86Config file in my home directory, and I want X to use this file instead of the default (I'm not sure where it looks first). Is there any way to tell X to use the config file in /home/redkazan?

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rk
 
Old 01-07-2004, 03:34 PM   #2
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Just move it to the proper location with this command.

cd to your home folder and then do this:

mv XF86Config /etc/X11

That should do it.

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Old 01-07-2004, 03:38 PM   #3
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Hmm

Whitehat:

Thanks for the quick reply. I was going to do that if I couldn't figure out any other way, but I just assumed that there was some method of keeping ALL personal files in your home dir (easier for backing up). Thus, I'd like to keep the config file in my home directory and point X to it. For now, however, I'll take your advice.

Thanks,

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Old 01-07-2004, 03:44 PM   #4
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I have a folder in my home directory called "configs". Once I get my box how I want it, I back up my XF86Config, lilo.conf, kernel stuff, rc.local, and other things to that configs folder. That way if I have to reload ever I can reload, update the kernel, and copy my junk all back and reboot.

My /home directory is mounted on a different partition. That way I just don't format it when i reload and it's all still there



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