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Old 11-15-2004, 05:20 PM   #1
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Which Xfree86Config file is it???


Now, even though this sounds like a newbie post, I know what an X server is, but recently, I made a new Xfree86config file with dual monitors. It worked, but then it stoped after some basic configuration on my part. I tried to make a new one, but now it gives me the errors errno 2, 3 and 13. The location /etc/X11/ now has two files, xorg.conf and Xfree86Config, not to mention Xfree86Config-4. It also has a file called X@. I would like to know wich one of these files is the one for configuring my X server.

Ps yes, I did google it.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 06:01 PM   #2
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if you have an xorg.conf file & an xf86config-4 file, that tells me that you're using xorg with the xorg.conf symlinked to xf86config-4. (sorry if that sounds confusing)

basically, xorg will use the xfree config file settings, if one exists. the x@ file is your X executable file, don't screw around with that. the xf86config is most likely an empty document, or has very little in it. that's just used as a basic template for X configuration, so ignore that too.

so............ the file you want to edit is the xorg.conf file. you should be able to safely remove (or to be safer,rename) the xf86config-4 & xf86config files (just put a ~ at the end of the file names to rename them) so the xorg.conf file is the only one being read.

if all 3 of those files exist, X will look for them in this order.........

xorg
xf86config-4
xf86config

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Old 11-15-2004, 07:53 PM   #3
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thanks, I got rid of all but the XF86Config file, and now the X server dosen't work, it gives me the following errors:
errno 2
errno 3
errno 13
could someone help me get X running again?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 08:56 PM   #4
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Log in as root in a text console.

Type in

service dm stop

Now run XFDrake and configure EVERYTHING (also select the video card again!!!) and test the configuration.

Once you get the rainbow test screen, and save the changes X will work again.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 06:40 PM   #5
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, two more things, if you would be so kind. 1st, how do you change the resolution on just the second screen, and 2nd, how do you get the mousewheel working again.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 06:55 PM   #6
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XFDrake unfortunately does not handle dual headed systems.

However what I would do, if possible...

1) Set up the first screen as indicated and save off a copy of the Configuration file(s).

2) DISABLE the first screen enabling the second and reboot to the text console.

Run the same proceedure again.

This will give you a second configuration file.

Save it as well.

3) Put things back to normal.

Now you have two config files to draw things like modelines from, to manually generate a third which includes both screens and any other settings...

Re: Mousewheel

eh, mousedrake
 
  


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