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Old 11-27-2003, 04:21 AM   #1
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where does mandrake (9.1) store X config settings?

I've basically got 3 computers, 2 running gentoo, and one that i pretty much install a new distro on every week. The computer that I play around with has only ever had its hardware autodetected properly by 3 distributions, knoppix, mandrake, and uh... morphix, I think. anyway, I want to install gentoo on it, but there's been a problem with the display (just about every distributions' hardware autodetect has a problem with something -- I assume it to be either the mag innovision 770fs monitor or the nvidia 2 geforce4 (licensed by someone else, I forget which company)). I haven't been able to figure out the appropriate manual settings, either...despite being able to accomplish the same task for my other desktop and laptop. Anyway, since mandrake works, I just want to nab the display settings it picks out for X, but I can't find 'em. Ideally, I'd like to just cp the XF86Config file onto my spare partition, then install gentoo, and cp the file to the appropriate place, but mandrake must store X configuration in a different file or series of them, because i sure cannot locate it. anyone know where I could find out what settings make my display work? thanks a lot!
Old 11-27-2003, 05:57 AM   #2
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This is pretty much standard for any distro that has X 4+ on it. One of the "few" standards you can depend on w/Linux...
Old 11-27-2003, 06:39 AM   #3
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k here is how you find it on pretty much any distro:
login as root(just in case)
cd /
find|grep -i "XF86Config"
Old 11-27-2003, 11:14 AM   #4
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