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stf92 01-20-2013 02:47 AM

X: Where is Files section now?
 
Hi: I start X as a regular user and then it says "Using configuration
files /usr/share/X11". However the is no section Files in the whole tree
beginning at /usr/share/X11! Where can be X reading that section from
now in 14.0?

wildwizard 01-20-2013 04:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stf92 (Post 4873935)
Hi: I start X as a regular user and then it says "Using configuration
files /usr/share/X11". However the is no section Files in the whole tree
beginning at /usr/share/X11! Where can be X reading that section from
now in 14.0?

Do you mean it says (line 3):-
Code:

[ 21261.704] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[ 21261.704] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[ 21261.704] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"


Didier Spaier 01-20-2013 04:42 AM

OK, let's quote CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT at the root of the Slackware distribution tree:
Code:

Xorg no longer uses /etc/X11/xorg.conf by default (and in most cases, there
  is absolutely no need for it).  You can still create an xorg.conf file if 
  you wish, or you can create some minimal xorg.conf snippets with only the 
  specific contents that you wish to override (as an example, to use a binary
  video driver) as separate files in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ directory.
 
  /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ is the "packaged" configuration directory; all
  files ending with ".conf" in this directory are used by the X server 
  unless there is an identically-named file in the local sysadmin directory.
  The local sysadmin config directory is /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ - all files
  ending with ".conf" in this directory are parsed. 
 
  There are several default config files in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/:
    * 10-evdev.conf
        a "catchall" file for input devices using the evdev driver; this 
        should work for most hardware in the absence of a better driver
    * 50-synaptics.conf
        overrides the earlier 10-evdev.conf file and uses the synaptics 
        driver for all touchpads
    * 50-wacom.conf
        overrides the earlier 10-evdev.conf file and uses the wacom driver 
        for Wacom tablets
    * 90-keyboard-layout.conf
        this sample ("normal" en layout) keeps the "old" default of 
        allowing Zap'ing the Xserver.
  If you need to modify any of these defaults, then copy the relevant file
  from /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ and edit the
  copy.


stf92 01-20-2013 05:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wildwizard (Post 4873980)
Do you mean it says (line 3):-
Code:

[ 21261.704] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[ 21261.704] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[ 21261.704] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"


Not exactly:
Code:

(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Jan 19 03:42:03 2013
(==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
xmodmap:  unable to open file '/home/semoi/.Xmodmap' for reading

/etc/X11/xorg.cond.d/ came empty from the factory. I, however, put a Screen section here.

Thanks Didier. I already read that. Is there no longer a Files section whereever it be?

stf92 01-20-2013 05:36 AM

Can the fonts used in the GUI be changed from inside the GUI?

Didier Spaier 01-20-2013 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stf92 (Post 4873988)
Is there no longer a Files section whereever it be?

Not in a default installation. My guess (only a guess) is default values are used by the X server instead. Nostalgic? You can still use the Files section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa and make a .conf file with that, but for which purpose?

stf92 01-20-2013 06:15 AM

Let's refresh:
Xfce 4.10
Slackware 14.0

Take the fonts used in the file maneger, for instance. You can't change them from within the GUI. I just do not like them and, besides, are too small. I see I am using 800x600 resolution (which gives me a virtual screen, larger then the physical one).

Changing the subject, I already used xorg.conf-vesa to extract the Screen section and put it in .../xorg.conf.d/.

wildwizard 01-20-2013 06:40 AM

stf92 I think your question would be better in the fonts thread as the folks in there are the ones who can help with that problem.

This is the thread I mean :-
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ckware-640468/

stf92 01-20-2013 06:42 AM

If you were so kind, wildwizard, could you tell where is that thread?

EDIT: the posts overlapped. Thanks a lot.


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