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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.
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.
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?
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 04:25 PM.