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Old 11-15-2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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Hi,
I did a clean install of slackware 13-64 bits on my laptop. Everything works fine, but when i tried to check on the xorg.conf under /etc/X11, it is not there. There is only one file xorg.conf-vesa.Can anybody tell me why there is no xorg.conf anymore?

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Old 11-15-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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Slackware 13 is the first release to ship with the new version of XOrg which doesn't require the traditional xorg.conf file.

You can still use an xorg.conf, but it is now reserved for things like binary GPU drivers and other situations where automatic detection might fail.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 05:43 PM   #3
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Thanks MS3FGX! By the way, is there any file that I can check on all the current configuration like we could with xorg.conf? Where are all the current settings stored?
 
Old 11-15-2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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I can check on all the current configuration like we could with xorg.conf? Where are all the current settings stored?
If you run X -configure it will create an xorg.conf file with the detected settings, you can then tweak this file and install it as the proper config file.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 05:52 PM   #5
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On a fresh install:
Before I install my Nvidia driver I rrun "xorgsetup"
Then I install the driver.
When I set up my dual monitors and click "save", it saves to /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Question:
Am I doing it wrong now with the new XOrg?
 
Old 11-15-2009, 06:11 PM   #6
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On a fresh install:
Before I install my Nvidia driver I rrun "xorgsetup"
xorgconfig is script and line 170 of it runs 'X -configure'

xorgconfig just adds the ability to set some things up at the same time but I find hand editing the xorg.conf file myself to be somewhat more enlightening.

I usually create the xorg.conf file -> install the nvidia driver -> change the driver in xorg.conf and I'm done.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 06:17 PM   #7
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wildwizard;
Thanks!
 
Old 11-16-2009, 07:02 PM   #8
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Hi,


Read the documentation to allow you to see or understand the intrinsic needs for your system;

RELEASE_NOTES
CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT
UPGRADE.TXT

This same documentation is on your install media and installed to your system.

 
Old 11-19-2009, 07:31 PM   #9
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thanks onebuck!
 
Old 11-21-2009, 06:49 PM   #10
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any help on pdf reader on slackware 13-64 bit?
 
Old 11-21-2009, 06:53 PM   #11
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any help on pdf reader on slackware 13-64 bit?
Slackware comes with xpdf, okular & poppler (containing pdftotext and other useful tools) by default.
 
Old 11-21-2009, 06:55 PM   #12
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You can use acroread as well.
 
  


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