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Old 04-20-2006, 05:10 AM   #1
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where are the configuration files for X ?

hi all,

where are the configuration files for X window systems located in RHEL 4? (other than system-config-display) ?

are ALL the files under or some are scattered?

Old 04-20-2006, 06:13 AM   #2
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I guess the most important config file is (usually) located in /etc/X11/xorg.conf (of XFree86.conf if you use it)..I don't know what settings you actually mean, but that's the "big" file I guess
Old 05-02-2006, 09:57 PM   #3
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hi b0uncer,
sorry for taking time to get back. yeah, as you said, the main config file is /etc/X11/xorg.conf. it has config for input & output devices.but in RHEL3, under the file /etc/X11/XF86Config, we have some options like this:

"DontVTSwitch" "on" ---- which disables switching between GUI to CUI mode.

"DontZap" "on" ---- disable ctrl + alt + backspace sequence.

my question is does RHEL4 also has got some options like this? if yes, where?

Old 05-02-2006, 11:01 PM   #4
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xorg.conf is directly linked to XF86Config and editing xorg.conf will change both...

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Mar 14 2005 xorg.conf -> XF86Config

the options you are refering can be activated by un-commenting (#) the desired option or adding it in the appropriate section...

such as:

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work

try adding your settings and restarting X. Backup your xorg.conf file. If X wont start just re-edit in CLI...



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