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Old 11-01-2010, 05:06 PM   #1
John Culleton
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What replaces xorg.conf?

Up through Slackware 13.0 I used xorg.conf without trouble. On Slackware 13.1 I am caught between two unacceptable alternatives. If I don't use xorg.conf at all I can't adjust the screen density between e.g., 640 x 480 and 1024 x 768 by hitting <ctl><alt>+ or <ctl<alt>-
If I use the same xorg.conf that I have used for years I gain the above facility but when I go to a console session via <ctl><alt>F1 the monitor complains that it is being fed bad information.

If I can't resolve this conflict I will have to retreat to Slackware 13.0.

Did someone fix something that didn't need fixing? How do I recover my previous capability?

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Old 11-01-2010, 08:15 PM   #2
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Try this set of commands...

X -configure
mv /root/ /etc/X11/
cp -p /etc/X11/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf

...and then customize your xorg.conf.

(Run these commands in the console mode.)
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The new does not use an xorg.conf by default, but can use one if you want it to.

According to this post by Daedra in response to a question I posed, you can create one by running these commands (worked for me):

X -configure
Then you can compare your saved xorg.conf with the new one, swap or edit and test settings as you wish.

Last edited by frankbell; 11-01-2010 at 08:17 PM. Reason: increased clarity


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