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Old 06-29-2004, 06:46 PM   #1
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xf86config


i cant seem to find the xf86config file. ive looked in places it should be [i.e. /etc/x11] but no luck any ideas? do i have to make one?
 
Old 06-29-2004, 07:31 PM   #2
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try /usr/X11R6/etc ?

d you even have one tho? (and yes you need to make one i think)

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xf86config
will configure and make that file for you, or your the vendors (of your video's card) version for it, i have a ATI card and theres a different program i have to use, pretty much the same thing tho, just a few extra options for my card
 
Old 06-29-2004, 08:47 PM   #3
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It's according to what distro you use. Some don't provide xf86config.

What distro do you use?
Are you trying as root?
What is the ouput of locate xf86config?
 
Old 06-29-2004, 09:34 PM   #4
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some distros don't provide it?!!?, but its a standard program for almost all X distributions (at least the popular ones, (xfree86, xorg, etc)

tho i cant say i blame them, some of the programs provided by xfree86 and the like are bad (twm, xterm, umm, thats all i can think of )
 
Old 06-29-2004, 09:42 PM   #5
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For one, I know it is not in Red Hat 9. I don't know about Fedora but I doubt it. Red Hat only provides their own program.
redhat-config-xfree86
or
system-config-xfree86
 
Old 06-29-2004, 10:05 PM   #6
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hmm, owell, next thing you know they will replace X with there own version (they already have there own linux kernel don't they?)

i cant say its a bad thing they provide a different program, but must they leave out valuable (well, more standard) programs that are supposed to be installed? (to make it easyer on everyone not using it?)
 
  


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