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Old 09-05-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
Ahner
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Cannot edit xorg.conf


I have the xorg.conf built by xorgconfig, but of course I'm lacking scroll wheel capabilities and hardware acceleration.

Whenever I try to edit ANYTHING in the xorg.conf, as simple as adding the option line to the mouse to bind the z axis or uncommenting the dri line, xorg.conf becomes unable to boot. The log doesn't show anything, maybe it's written somewhere besides /var/log, but I can see what X was doing back on the terminal and it shows the last 40 lines or so (all I can see) all say the command (EndSection, Monitor, etc.) and then Unknown.

I've tried editing with Kedit and vim, same results.

If I install the ATI driver off their site it will edit xorg.conf for me and boot fine, but then I need to force refresh rates on the seperate monitors and still change dri to get hardware acceleration, and its broken again.

Anybody have any idea on the cause?
 
Old 09-05-2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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What distro do you have?
 
Old 09-05-2006, 04:10 PM   #3
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Ahner has "Slackware 10.2" in his sig. You don't have any mention of your distro in your sig.

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Old 09-05-2006, 04:11 PM   #4
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Ahner, you might want to tell us what you added to your xorg.conf and where. The editors are most likely not at fault.

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Old 09-05-2006, 09:10 PM   #5
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I've uncommented the dri line
(these are all done 1 by one, not together)
Added option lines to get mx510 buttons to work (copied straight out of other threads I found -- and not changing the device name or location, just the option lines)
Tried to change names of screens and monitors and use option lines to define hsync/vsync ranges.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 10:00 PM   #6
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It would help if you actually post an xorg.conf file you edited that doesn't work. Much easier to spot the problem that way.
 
Old 09-07-2006, 01:44 AM   #7
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We assume you're editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf as root, are we right?
 
  


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