Slackware :: Desktop Effects Lost With Xorg.conf File?

May 4, 2010

I had to generate /etc/X11/xorg.conf (with xorgsetup) to fix the "crazy colors" problem with VirtualBox; adding

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Disable"


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Slackware :: Difference Between Files (xorg.conf And Xorg.conf-vesa)?

Feb 16, 2011

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


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Ubuntu :: Create A Backup Of The Xorg.conf File - Cannot Stat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Dec 11, 2010

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


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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Edited Xorg.conf And Lost All Video?

May 3, 2011

I have Natty Narwhal and everything was working. Then I moved it to my HDTV, and I had overscan issues. Following some advice I found online, I edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf with new information including a ModeLine.

Upon restart, I get my BIOS screen, the Ubuntu splash, then... nothing. The display goes to sleep. I can ping the computer, and everything seems to work except I have no video.

I did backup my xorg.conf file, but I don't know how to get to it without a display. Hindsight tells me I should have given myself a way to remotely control my computer before messing with xorg, but you live and learn.

I've read online that there is a way from the login screen to get to Terminal without loading the desktop environment, but I can't get to the login screen.

I've also tried using a Linux LiveCD to access my filesystem, and that works to view files, but I have no root privileges.

Is there...

...a way to get to Terminal without loading the login screen?

...a way to give myself root access to my harddrive from a LiveCD?

...something else to try?

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Debian Configuration :: Edited Xorg.conf, Now Lost Some Keyboard Functionality?

Jul 8, 2011

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

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OpenSUSE :: Lost KDE Desktop Effects Settings After Install Gnome Desktop Environment

Jun 6, 2010

I installed Gnome desktop environment recently then ;I' ve lost KDE desktop effects settings. I just can see Compiz Configirator. I cant configure effects independently. There is same settings in gnome and kde. And also I cant change windows appearence.

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Hardware :: Xorg.conf Is Replaced With A Default Xorg.conf After Reboot ?

Apr 9, 2010

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." #

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Slackware :: No More Xorg.conf?

Jun 2, 2010

Sorry if this was well covered here when most up-to-date Slackers moved to 13.0, but I have just jumped from 12.1 to 13.1. Generally very happy that I do not have to think about xorg.conf as I always found the structure of this conf file a tad confusing. However if I do need to (for example) change my video driver (I might for example want to try the nvidia driver from NVIDIA) or configure my touchpad - how do I do this ?

I understand that xorg.conf can still be created. If I do so, do I have to put all the stuff in that used to be there or can I just add the stuff I need to make the changes I am looking for?

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Slackware :: No Xorg.conf.d Directory In 13.1?

Feb 20, 2011

I just did a clean install of 13.1 on one of my laptops and the scroll doesn't work on the synaptics touchpad. I've seen some comments about adding a file to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ directory. I don't have this directory. Is it ok to add this, or did I screw something up during the install. I did another 13.1 install about a week ago and it is also missing this directory. Is this just something in current and not in 13.1?

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Slackware :: 13 X64 Doesn't See Xorg.conf?

Apr 9, 2010

I have freshly installed Slackware 13 64-bit.

After messing around last time trying to compile fglrx for my ATi card, I now understand it uses a built in radeon driver.

My question is this: how do I get X to recoqnise my custom xorg.conf file? I dropped it in /etc/X11 but to no avail.

HAL does it great job - but I need my xorg.conf as I have dual monitors which HAL doesn't configure correctly (displays mirrored, not stretched).

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Slackware :: TV - MONITOR 26 And Xorg.conf ?

Jun 9, 2011

I bought a very beaultiful pink tv-monitor 26", model LG26LED6500 for my daughter and I also intend to enjoy it setting up in my slackware 13.37. Then I use a VGA cable and 6600GT nvidia card, but now I'm having a doubt because there aren't vertical and horizontal frequencies specs in this manual. Only:

I did a xorg.conf using a vesa driver and kde screen output was a 1024x768 - 61hz.

If I try to use a nvidia driver and xorg.conf piece above X break down. If I use any manual frequency parameters X break down too.

1)What's the difference between CRT config and tv-monitor xorg?

2)Have I use strings modeline monitor and modes screen in this situation?

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Slackware :: Change AccelMethod Without Xorg.conf?

Apr 4, 2010

I have the same problem as described in [URL]. Apparently the solution is to add

PHP Code:

Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"  to xorg.conf.

However my system apart from this works fine without xorg.conf. Is there a way to change the AccelMethod without an xorg.conf?

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Slackware :: Getting Xorg.conf To Match Monitor

Jan 5, 2010

I am using a AOC 19" LCD on a system with an on board Nvidia GeForce 4 MX and I cannot get X to start with 1280x1024, the max for the monitor.

Here is the sections for xorg.conf

It always defaults to 160x1200, which the monitor proclaims "Out of Range" and I have to in through Display Setings to set to 1280x1024. What do I need to put in xorg.conf to default to 1280x1024.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Precedence Of Xorg.conf Over Xorg.conf.d?

Jan 26, 2011

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:

in xorg.conf:


Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"


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?

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Ubuntu :: Editing Xorg.conf - /etc/x11/xorg.conf Does Not Exist

May 3, 2010

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.

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OpenSUSE :: Lost KDE Desktop Effects After Updates

Aug 27, 2011

I am Running opensuse 11.4 (64 bit) KDE desktop with all the updates & proprietary ATI driver installed. My processor is Athlon II X2 250 & motherboard is gigabyte MA785GPM-UD2H. I have 4 GB (2 +2) of DDR 2 RAM installed. I have turned off automatic updating & usually update my machine once a week. But just couple of days ago I had just updated my system and KDE desktop effects stopped working!!

I went to the Application launcher -> Configure Desktop -> Desktop Effects and everything was grayed out!! except for the following message Desktop effects are not available on this system due to the following technical issues:"

But, what technical Issue?? there was nothing else written! Googling for the issue has actually left me more confused; but I am still posting the content of my ~/.kde4/share/config/kwinrc file


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General :: Big Fonts After Xorg.conf Edit - Slackware 12.2

Mar 9, 2010

After i edited my xorg.conf file to get 1280x1024 Resolution the font size in some programs is really big. [url]

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Fedora Servers :: Xorg.conf Reset, Now Want Boot To Desktop?

May 13, 2009

Edited 5/14/2009, No-Replies have read everything I can find trying to resolve problem. Continued at * so order may be followed.Fairly new to Fedora, I had reset my Monitor setting from the Graphical Interface on the Desktop, (got an out of range error) Was able to SSH in and reset Xorg to correct values, however now the server does not boot to the Graphical Desktop, just has a spinning blue circle on black background. The server has booted and I can get in with SSH, all functions of the server appear to be working correctly, i.e.web, mail, ftp, etc. However it never goes to the Graphical login page as before.*Fedora 8..the perfect server + ISPconfig. On boot when Fedora states press any key I can edit the following line:

ernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro root=UUID=67a30fd4-7022-4ebe-8f9d-07cd2aabd732 rhgb quiet
ernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro root=UUID=67a30fd4-7022-4ebe-8f9d-07cd2aabd732 3


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Slackware :: Getting A Segmentation Fault And Cannot Configure A Working Xorg.conf?

Mar 1, 2011

I did fresh install of Slackware64 ver. 13.0 and immediately updated it to slackware-current by following the directions here: far all is normal and functional except for xorg-server.When I did Xorg -configure under ver.13.0, it worked perfectly and detected my nvidia 8800 GTS vidcard and 1440 x 900 lcd monitor.However, after upgrading to "current" and xorg-server-1.9.4, I'm getting a segmentation fault and cannot configure a working xorg.conf.I've been searching xorg seg errors, but haven't found a solution yet.My /var/log/Xorg.0.log:

[ 234.357]
X.Org X Server 1.9.4
Release Date: 2011-02-04


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Ubuntu :: 11.04 Upgraded To Studio And Lost The Sleek Desktop Effects?

Aug 4, 2011

I upgraded to ubuntustudio last night while I was sleeping, and when I woke up this morning and restarted the laptop the sleek desktop environment was gone. I actually liked that layout. I can't find a way in the settings to re-enable it. en uninstalled the ubuntustudio suite and restarted the system. Nothing changed. Do I have to reinstall 11.04?I really love the new a side note, I had a small bug with it when I tried to enable the compiz effects. when I enabled the rotating cube and restarted the system the menus were gone and it was only a blank desktop

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Hardware :: Lost Desktop Effects When Upgraded To Ubuntu 10.04LTS / Get It Back?

Apr 30, 2010

Lost my desktop effects when I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04LTS
from 09.10.
Card is nVidia G96 [GeForce GT 120]

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Debian :: There Is No Xorg.conf File In 6

Feb 18, 2011

I install Debian 6 in my thinkpad W500.

W500 has two video card : Intel integrated and ATI discreted .

Now I am using Intel Integrated video card . I find no xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 .

How to make Debian 6 using two different video cards through changing BIOS setting ?

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Ubuntu :: Generate Xorg.conf File?

Jan 20, 2010

Since the computer does not have xorg.conf, can I have the computer generate that file because I need to work on it and so I need to create it. That is why it would be useful to have a xorg.conf file still.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Find Xorg.conf File

Feb 26, 2010

I am trying to edit the xorg.conf file as described here:


However, I cannot find the xorg.conf file anywhere.

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 - Xorg Conf File Disappeared

Jun 1, 2010

I started using 10.04 today and it seems that the xorg.conf file disappeared. It's the first time that the default xorg driver works for my nvidia card, and I want to know what drive is this. How can I know what xorg driver the system is using? Is there a command for that?

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Ubuntu :: Configure Xorg.conf File In Lucid?

Jun 8, 2010

All I need to do is get my screen resolution to 1024x768, I can currently only get 800x600 and that's unacceptable for school. I created an xorg.conf file in Lucid and it does in fact refer to and use it. what led me to believe that is when I looked in the mirror and noticed smoke slowly rolling out of my ears! After replacing some of that smoke with a cigarette I decided to make this thread. As I said, I created the file with:

sudo Xorg -configure from recovery mode. And then moved it to its proper place with:

cp /home/william/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf

And that nested it right where it needs to be. X does in fact use it as confirmed by my Xorg.0.log.

Now I have an xorg.conf file, but am quickly becoming overwhelmed with information as to what to do. I've tried to create mode lines with xrandr, which gave me new settings, but I was unable to use them. Obviously the EDID info. is not being read because there is no mention of clock speed, Vsync or Hsync in my Xorg.0.log either. I have tried many things and really don't have time to spend all day at my computer, at least not with this issue. I'm in school and have to focus primarily on that right now. I will give what info I know is relevant starting with my monitor specs:

Dynex DX-LCDTV19
vertical resolution: 720 p
aspect ratio: 16:10
screen refresh rate: 60hz
comb filter: 3D/YC digital


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Aug 13, 2010

I am trying to get a touchscreen driver installed and I am talking to the techs at the company and they asked for a copy of my xorg.conf file. I have done several searches on my computer and looked on other forums posts as to where that file should be located and I cannot find this file anywhere on the system. Does Ubuntu 10.4 even have a xorg.conf file?

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Fedora :: Command To Create Missing Xorg.conf File?

Jul 22, 2009

how to create a missing /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

I need to set certain parameters in xorg.conf, and my old xorg.conf won't work on my latest laptop.

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Oct 29, 2009

I'm using Fedora 11 on my iBook G4 with an Italian keyboard.Is there any way to set the compose key in Xfce without generate the xorg.conf file?

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Jun 29, 2009

Is there a Linux HOWTO for setting the xorg.conf file and installing drivers?

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