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Old 08-08-2009, 08:56 PM   #16
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Blank xorg.conf for Debian Lenny on my Compaq 6510b


Posted by the trooper:
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I can post details how to do it if anyone needs it.
Post it man. I'd greatly appreciate it.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 05:03 AM   #17
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Ok,here it is:

Code:
ctrl-alt-f1
To exit the gui.
Now login as root,and enter the following commands:

Code:
# /etc/init.d/gdm stop  (to stop gdm/kdm as required.)
# X -configure
# mv ~/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# /etc/init.d/gdm start
You should now be back in the gui,but you need to logout as root:

Code:
ctrl-alt-f1 again.
ctrl-d
ctrl-alt-f7
Once you get to this point you should have a working xorg.conf file.
 
Old 10-12-2009, 03:02 AM   #18
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Sorry for this sooooooo late response. I was away for quite a while. Anyway, you're little how-to works. Thank you very much. dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg doesn't seem to work, and I'm thankful I've found your post.

One more thing...why is it that I had no xorg.conf yet, my setup seems to be working well.... Is there an alternative or something new that I wouldn't be needing xorg.conf in my setup that detects all my hardware? Just wondering. I'm used to tinkering my xorg.conf by just googling. Thanks again!
 
Old 10-12-2009, 09:22 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by archaicDEBIANt View Post
Sorry for this sooooooo late response. I was away for quite a while. Anyway, you're little how-to works. Thank you very much. dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg doesn't seem to work, and I'm thankful I've found your post.

One more thing...why is it that I had no xorg.conf yet, my setup seems to be working well.... Is there an alternative or something new that I wouldn't be needing xorg.conf in my setup that detects all my hardware? Just wondering. I'm used to tinkering my xorg.conf by just googling. Thanks again!
Glad to hear it worked!.
It's quite normal now to have no xorg.conf.
If your hardware is detected correctly the appropriate driver is selected and installed automatically.
Which is all well and good until you have problems or want to change settings.
 
Old 10-12-2009, 09:47 AM   #20
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@the trooper

Thanks; although I have an 'inherited' xorg.conf (Ubuntu 6.06 -> 8.04 upgrade), it was something that was worrying me for a future upgrade.
 
Old 10-12-2009, 10:03 AM   #21
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I think it's also worth mentioning that if you use the Nvidia driver,this will also create an xorg.conf for you.
If you run the install script from Nvidia,it will ask you during the installation if you want to let it edit the xorg.conf for you.
I normally just let it do it.Here's an exert from mine:

Code:
ade@Pc1:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder58)  Fri Aug 14 18:33:37 PDT 2009
 
  


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