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Phil Savoie 11-02-2010 07:33 AM

X settings
 
Hi All,

Question on X. I had inadvertently removed my xorg.conf file under
/etc/X11 and rebooted the machine. To my surprise, X started without a
problem. So, I was wondering if there was some other place where X
settings were stored.


Thanks,

Phil

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Phil Savoie 11-02-2010 07:46 AM

X settings
 
Hi All,

Question on X. I had inadvertently removed my xorg.conf file under
/etc/X11 and rebooted the machine. To my surprise, X started without a
problem. So, I was wondering if there was some other place where X
settings were stored.


Thanks,

Phil

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Ben 11-02-2010 08:08 AM

X settings
 
On Tue, 2 Nov 2010, Phil Savoie wrote:

Question on X. I had inadvertently removed my xorg.conf file under
/etc/X11 and rebooted the machine. To my surprise, X started without a
problem. So, I was wondering if there was some other place where X
settings were stored.


No. However, if X cannot find an xorg.conf file it will attempt to probe
the graphics hardware (chipset and monitor DDC) and make a best guest at an
optimal setup. I've had a couple of machines in the past which didn't
actually have xorg.conf files (mainly through laziness). If you have an
esoteric monitor or newer chipset it's usually a bit harder for X to figure
out what'll work best and it will probably default to the vesa driver and
800x600 or something similar.


If you want X to generate one for you, one way is to go into
system-config-display make a change and then let it save you an xorg.conf.


Ben
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