Can I use 9.04 xorg.conf for missing 9.10 xorg.conf?
On Sun, 1 Nov 2009 11:49:08 +0000
nepal <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Nov 2009 11:19:44 +0000
> Chris Jones <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > > Recent versions of X.org don't need it as they autodetect
> > > everything. If
> > > you need one just create it.
> > As others have said, Xorg doesn't *need* one any more. You only
> > need to create one if for some reason the auto-detection of the
> > correct settings on the fly doesn't work in some way for your
> > hardware.
> > If you have a real problem and need to tweak the Xorg settings,
> > then creating the file is fine. On the other hand, if your system
> > was working fine without one, and you where just curious as to why
> > it was missing, then I would recommend removing whatever you have
> > created and let Xorg go back to how it likes to work these days.
> > cheers Chris
> Which is all well and good unless there is a problem, such as I have
> now. I have 9.04 working fine on one drive, have installed 9.10 on
> another drive and the display is not working correctly. The first
> problem after installing the nvidia driver 185.xxxx suddenly all the
> desktop fonts to the icons and menus shrank to about a 5 point size.
> Why isn't the default a human readable standard size? duh!
> The other problem I've encountered is in running Torcs and I get a
> horrible flicker to the screen when racing which I don't get when I
> play torcs on this 9.04 platform.
> My question is can I use the xorg.conf that is currently in
> 9.04 /etc/x11 and is working without any known problems, can I use
> that and put it in 9.10 under /etc/x11 with a reasonable expectation
> that I will not break the new 9.10 install by doing so?
Yes, you can use an older xorg.conf. Not much has changed in so far as
syntax in that file. But I do not think xorg is the issue with fonts
and the flicker in torcs.
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