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Old 09-14-2004, 12:46 AM   #1
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root@host:/home/william# xorgsetup
bash: xorgsetup: command not found
root@host:/home/william# xorgconfig
bash: xorgconfig: command not found

What have I not done?

Maybe should not be asking as screen is good, but it works for others, and I might like to play Tuxracer again some day.

In BIOS primary display was set to VGA/EGA, I disabled that but it made no difference, except that I now hear a siren on boot, and a mesg asking if I want to shut down computer(no fan).
Old 09-14-2004, 12:53 AM   #2
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If you did su only, no enviroment variables are loaded, try su - root
You could also see where the file is and execute it, i think it was: /usr/X11R6/bin/xorgsetup

You can also try: xorgconfig or X -configure
Old 09-14-2004, 02:09 AM   #3
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That will give you three of the xorg configuration tools.

I just tried the X -configure that gbonvehi recommended. It rocks!!! I was able to use the file that it generated to tweak my working /etc/X11/xorg.conf file even more. To get the best setup, I recommend using all four and saving the files separately. Then, make your own /etc/X11/xorg.conf based on the information from all of them. I just like to tweak, though. Also, you can change the keyboard driver from "keyboard" to "kbd" now. Hasn't hurt me any, and now I'm ready for the new xorg release.
Old 09-14-2004, 04:23 AM   #4
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On a side note, I believe that:

$ su -


$ su - root

are the same, it's just that:

$ su


$ su -

are difference, since the later loads root's environmental variables in a new shell
Old 09-14-2004, 12:09 PM   #5
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Thanks all, used it to break my Slack 10.
Neat! Gives more things to play with.


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