Debian Configuration :: Xorg.conf Not Used In Kernel 2.6.38?
Apr 12, 2011
I just system-upgraded (testing) to kernel 2.6.38. All seems ok, except that a few things I added to xorg.conf in the past (basically, keyboard language switch) have no effect anymore. My xorg.conf is still there, it is still the same as before, but the changes I did in XkbdLayout section have no effect. It seems xorg.conf is not used anymore. I assume new version of xorg uses a different configuration file, but I'm not sure.
I'm trying to get the latest Lenny running on some old hardware (a Winterm 3150se). Everything is working just fine except for two things.
When Gnome starts, it comes up at 1600x1200 resolution, which is too high for my monitor. It shows a portion of the right side of the display, If I select Screen Resolution, it gives me a few standard choices, but if I pick one, it acts like it's trying to honor my request, then comes back as 1600x1200 again.
My xorg.conf file had no references to Modeline, so I added a 1024x768 Modeline, not really understanding where the selection I was given was coming from. Anyway, it didn't help.
I can see in the log file that right after the entry about using xorg.conf, it says 'Module "ddc" already built-in', which must have something to do with it?
My hardware supports all the usual video formats, at least it does when it's running WinCE. Is there a way to force the use of xorg.conf or can someone tell me why DDC is acting like it's "read only"? Is DDC a file somewhere?
My other problem is that the Winterm refuses to not try to boot from the flash memory thumbdrive even though it's formatted as a non-bootable device - it's my SSDisk. I have to boot without the drive in, then slip in in just as the boot process exits the blue start screen. I can live with this problem, since it might be dumb hardware.
for some reason I got taping on touchpad is disabled after some software upgrade or something.I can enable it with synclient TapButton1=1, etc.. but have got to do it every time I reboot. Also, I don't have Xorg.conf file. Is there any way I can configure taping to work permanently ?
I tried to edit my xorg.conf to try and encourage Debian to handle my joypad better (stop recognising it as a mouse). However, it didn't work and i couldn't get back into X.So, i entered recovery mode and deleted the contents of xorg.conf,got back into X and then edited xorg.conf back to how it was.Right so far so good.Yet, now i cannot use the backlash key in keyboard shortcuts. I have a number of shortcuts set up to incorporate this key and they no longer work, neither in GNOME nor Openbox
I've been using ubuntu on a new desktop for a couple of months, but i had an old HP that was given to me in my basement. It has 384Mb of ram, and thats because i had a 256Mb stick laying around. I installed debian becuase it is more suited for older hardware (at least from what I've read). It installed fine, but it boots to a blank screen, and pressing ctrl+alt+F2 bring me to the command line. I checked /etc/X11/xorg.conf to change the driver to vesa, to find out my video card isn't even shown. I ran lspci and I found that it says my graphics card is Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 (CGC) Chipset graphics controller (rev3) In the device section of xorg.conf, it merly says Identifier"Configured Video Device"
I would like to profile Xorg and find out where it slows down during some particular usage.The only method that came to my mind was to starts sysprof, but that will only show that Xorg spends 85% of its time calling the kernel. Now, what I would want to know is the kernel function called and hopefully the function (or even a call stack) in Xorg which makes kernel calls.The other method I would know is callgrind, but I really don't know how to set up Xorg+KMD to start in valgrind.The problem I'm investigating is an Xorg slowdown after switching virtual terminals, bug #589348.
I've just done a fresh install of Lubuntu 10.10 on an older Sony Vaio laptop. Having learned the hard way about editing xorg files, I wanted to create a backup of the xorg.conf file so that I dont have to do another install when I screw everything up. In a terminal, I typed
I have installed Kubuntu 8.04.2 on a USB stick with persistence to keep any changes I make after a reboot and it works fine. I then installed the 185 Nvidia driver to give me higher resolutions and it works fine.
But each time I reboot, my updated xorg.conf is replaced with the default xorg.conf that ships with that version of Kubuntu and a backup is made of my updated xorg.conf (the correct one) which looks like xorg.conf.20100409135913. I have to put the backup xorg.conf back in place to get my Nvidia driver to work with the correct screen resolutions again. Otherwise my screen resolution is too low.
What could be causing this behavor? I'm sure it not the persistence feature of the USB stick failing since a backup is made of my original xorg.conf.
I might add more information. The xorg.conf that gets changed after a reboot says "This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database." #
1. What is the difference between files (xorg.conf and xorg.conf-vesa)
2. No matter how hard I try I can't change keyboard layout in xorg.conf-vesa (I change it in file ) but there is no actually anything changing, it starts to get annoying - for example - below goes my xorg.conf-vesa, if I uncomment and set line from
I've read the how-tos (thank you oldcpu!) and wikis about how xorg.conf take precedence over the section configuration files in etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/, if it exist. I also understand that the xorg.conf can be partial. If it is missing some sections, these will be taken from the corresponding xorg.conf.d section config file. Currently I'm using a xorg.conf generated by nvidia-settings in one of my home machines, due to a dual-monitor setup. After generating xorg.conf, the device sections are:
My question is if the Option "UseCompositeWrapper" "True" will be used or not. In other words, if a section exist in xorg.conf then it's correspondent in xorg.conf.d/ will be completely ignored *or* only the lines in xorg.conf.d/ that already exist in xorg.conf will be ignored?
I'm running the ubuntu based Green OS and cant get my video card properly configured. i've already gone through the forums to figure out what i need to do to get my ATI card working but my system wont let me access the xorg.conf file. i can see it using the the GOS file editor but it wont let me save the modifications. when i attempt to edit from a terminal window with su privelages it tells me that /etc/x11/xorg.conf does not exist. i've even tried booting into recovery mode and using the root instead of the sudo command. nothing i've tried will let me open the file.
I need to add an option to my xorg.conf to enable "backing store", like this:
Section "Device" Identifier "Miserable Old SVGA" Driver "miserable" Option"BackingStore""True" EndSection
But I don't have an xorg.conf file in Natty. There are several conf files in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/, but I'm not sure which one to add it too (I can't find the Device section in any of them). I guess I don't even know if the "BackingStore" option is valid in the latext Xserver.
When i want to configure my touchpad on my dell inspiron 1525 with debian lenny then i got this message: gsynaptics couldnt initialize you have to set 'shmconfig' 'true' in xorg.conf or xf86config to use gsynaptics My touchpad is an alps and not a synaptics so far i can see. My xorg.conf is this: [URL]
I just did a net install on an old powerpc G4 and it seems pretty successful.except i cant change any of the monitor settings from the control panel in gnome (or LXDE)its showing 'not recognised' and only allows 768 x 1024 in very restricted colour.I dont think there is a hardware problem:
- the monitor is a generic old CRT which has worked fine with everything before this.
- the display card is an AGP 32Mb - original with this G4 and was working.
- the computer works great in Mac OS10.3 - (but OS10.3 doesnt support flash or up to date web browser any more, hence trying debian).
i have searched debian forums and various sites, but i couldnt find a fix. It looked like i should edit xorg.conf file but I am not able to find it. I looked in /etc/X11 - but not there.could someone tell me please, do i need to find xorg.conf?
I noticed that Sid/unstable (Gnome - kernel 2.6.33 - xorg 1.7) does not use xorg.conf file for X driver. The X driver seems to get detected automatically by the kernel and xorg, which is done perfectly even with 3D support. But I noticed that it uses the xorg.conf file for the input devices. When I renamed it, the keyboard and mouse were disabled. Is there a way to get the input devices detected automatically also and get red of xorg.conf file completely?
I'm somewhat spoiled by standard installations that do it all. This time I'm doing it more manually.I've installed a sid guest vm. I want to give it a graphical face, so for a change I've chosen the lightweight xfce.Only I'm missing the xorg.conf. I've installed xdm, so I have a login. However, it can't get in from there.It hasn't yet generated an xorg.conf in /etc/X11.Short of copying one, which I suppose I might try, How do you prompt debian to generate and configure the xorg.conf from scratch?Currently, I have
root@sid:~# tail /var/log/Xorg.0.log (II) Xen Virtual Pointer: Found absolute axes (II) Xen Virtual Pointer: Found x and y absolute axes
I have installed debian testing squeeze, I have such issues, so no X11 working when startx
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org to make sure that you have the latest version. Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
how to make the X11 working ? I have the console but well X11 is better and needed for apps such as skype
just did a fresh testing install using the debian installer. i have gnome and an nvidia card. i installed the nvidia driver using the debian way outlined on the wiki. then i ran nvidia-xconfig and it generated an XF86Config file instead of an xorg.conf file. everything works, but shouldnt it be an xorg.conf and if so, maybe it isnt reading the XF86Config file at all?
I installed debian 5 in a pc with a Intel 4 series VGA. The optimal resolution for the monitor is 1360x76, but the system does not allow that. I tried to change my xorg.conf, but got no success.In my xorg.conf I used this:
I have used nVidia my entire linux life (about 5 years clean and sober from M$). Recently, I have switched over to an ATI Radeon HD 5550 card. After many trial and error setups, I finally got the resolutions and screens set properly with a xrandr command, which I have now added to a shell script in ~/.kde4/Autostart. It has worked for me for a while now, but I really would like to get it set in the xorg.conf.d files so that I don't have to wait that extra few seconds after login for the screens to fix themselves.
Is there an easy way to take what xrandr does and export it to the xorg.conf.d files? If my video card recognizes my default monitor as DFP2 and the tv that I only sometimes use with this computer as DFP1, how can I ensure that the login screen for openSUSE/KDE4 appears on my default screen (an issue that drove me nuts a few months ago when I tried Ubuntu to see what all the fuss was about)?
I am using the proprietary Radeon driver from the ioda repository. DFP2 is a monitor which has a optimum resolution of 1920x1200, and DFP1 is an 1080p HDTV. I can not reverse the output plugs for the screens even though my monitor is an HDMI monitor because I use the actual HDMI port on the video card to output audio to the television and the other plug is a DVI that I convert to HDMI for the monitor.
My Debian workstation is on a predominantly Windows network. It is resolving internet addresses (i.e. www.google.com, etc) just fine. However it's not resolving any of the address of machines on the local network and the windows machines do not resolve the linux machines address either. All machines (linux and windows) can access each other just fine via direct IP reference.
My /etc/resolv.conf file has the following IP addresses listed:
127.0.0.1 10.1.1.111 10.1.3.4
10.1.1.111 is a netgear VPN/router that is the primary router for the LAN and maintains a VPN to a remote office 10.1.3.4 is the IP address of the Windows Primary Domain control on which the DNS server is running. That server is at the remote office. The system acts like it is completely ignoring anything I put in the resolv.conf file. From the linux X server I'm using "Network Setting" utility to make changes to the network configuration. This appears to work fine for things like switch between DHCP and static IP.