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Old 03-08-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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xorg.conf empty?


is it normal that the conf file for xorg, situated in /etc/X11 is empty?

thanks!
 
Old 03-08-2009, 06:13 PM   #2
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That'll depend on what you did to it ... if you expect your X-Server to work,
the answer is no


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Old 03-08-2009, 06:41 PM   #3
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it is normal for Fedora 10 but is not normal for Ubuntu .
f 10 no longer uses the " xorg.conf "
 
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it is normal for Fedora 10 but is not normal for Ubuntu .
f 10 no longer uses the " xorg.conf "
Interesting ... what does FC use these days?
 
Old 03-08-2009, 11:57 PM   #5
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fedora 10 auto detects the " best" settings but if one makes a xorg.conf ( nvidia-settings or system-config-display) then that will be used .
 
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ok ... where does it store its detected settings, what does it feed to
xorg to set it up?
 
Old 03-09-2009, 06:58 AM   #7
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That'll depend on what you did to it ... if you expect your X-Server to work,
the answer is no


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Assuming i didnt do anything to it as my ubuntu install is fresh, and since it is working good... why is it empty and how does it work? any idea?
thanks!
 
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You could always check /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see which config it pulled...
 
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You could always check /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see which config it pulled...
mmmh...

(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

and again i doublechecked it, its empty. ????
 
Old 03-09-2009, 07:17 PM   #10
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How bizarre ....

/me decides not to trust Ubuntu or Fedora further than he can spit a rat ...

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Old 03-09-2009, 07:28 PM   #11
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Apparently its normal on ubuntu, i've discovered googling around
now, the funny thing is i remember editing my xorg file in a prdevious intrepid install on this same laptop... and it was full of all sort of stuff.

maybe something has been updated in the meanwhile
 
Old 03-09-2009, 10:10 PM   #12
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The x config can be found in several places, I think the man page for it has more information. Saying that, if your logs are saying you're using /etc/X11/xorg.conf then thats weird. Out of interest, how do you know its empty? Using an editor to open a non-existant file will just pull up a blank file, you are sure you're putting the correct path in?

You wouldn't be the first, nor would you be the last.

Of course, if you're using cat to open the file and it prints nothing, but doesn't error, then you've got a weird issue elsewhere.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 10:56 AM   #13
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i have no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file on my ubuntu 7.04 and the machine is running just fine. however, since i have a ATI rage pro 128 card, and if i run sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
and tried to use either 'ati' or 'flgx', i couldn't start x-windows. wierd, isn't it?
 
Old 08-02-2009, 11:06 AM   #14
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Currently with Debian,after install the default is for the xorg.conf to be empty.
I believe hal tries to 'autodetect' settings normally found.
So you now have to generate the xorg.conf yourself.
I can post details how to do it if anyone needs it.
As Ubuntu is based on Debian i'm guessing it's the same.

Last edited by the trooper; 08-02-2009 at 03:25 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 11:11 AM   #15
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slack-current don't have an xorg.conf file either, ran xorgsetup to make one couldn't tell any differnce between having one and not having one on older computer with i810 video chip
 
  


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