Fedora Hardware :: F12 System Doesn't Like Xorg.conf?
Feb 4, 2010
I just installed Fedora 12. I have an NVidia FX 5200 card. This xorg.conf will work fine (no 3d acceleration, btw):
Now here's the odd part. If I uncomment the Device section and reboot or logout so that X restarts, my screen will not enter graphics mode. It just flashes on and off several times in text mode and finally stops. It's as if it keeps changing modes trying to get happy and never does.
I have problems with keyboard layout switcher. On Gnome everything works. But when I start to use other DE I can't switch keyboard layout by default. So I create xorg.conf, but anyway it doesn't work...
Now that I have system-config-display installed I tried to create a new xorg.conf so I can have 3D acceleration, etc using the correct driver. But the xorg.conf file generated does not work. It locks up the laptop (Toshiba Satellite A45-S250). I don't understand why this happens because the Fedora 12 Live CD (for i686) works find on boot.
I tried looking for the xorg.conf file after booting the live CD but it doesn't exist. I don't understand what is happening here. Also, when I used an older version of Fedora (8 I think) the X driver was i810 which worked fine. It gave me all the 3D acceleration, etc. When I installed F11 it gave me a dumbed down install using the VESA driver. What happened to the i810 driver? Why does the intel driver not work? Why does the Live CD work great but an installed system not?
Necessary info: Toshiba Satellite A45-S25 Fedora 12 (preupgraded from F11)
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'm running Kubuntu 11.04 on a laptop with dual monitor setup. I have Nvidia graphics card and I've successfully configured TwinView for the monitors. However, after saving the settings to xorg.conf (using the nvidia-settings application) X should use both monitors after boot, but only the main monitor is used. I first thought that X didn't read xorg.conf at all, but when I put some illegal statements into the file X wouldn't start and gave an error about the illegal statements. It is thus clear that X does read the file, but it just doesn't seem to use the settings in it.
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 switched to my onboard Video Card CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC]. Here is a bigger problem, compiz dosen't work, hd videos, some flash. I have formated HDD and installed again Ubuntu 10.10. Ubuntu automatic installed the xserver-xorg-video-openchrome. The /etc/X11/xorg.conf is empty.
Been working hard on trying to get my Radeon 5870 to run in Debian Lenny (x64). I've installed the xserver-radeon, radeonhd & ati packages through the synaptics manager, but my xorg config file is completely without information:
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?
While trying to implement some of the suggestions in the fedora 12 common problems (Intel Graphics)I discovered I cannot get the resolution correct using a xorg.conf file . Here is the file# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
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.
I tried to install the Catalyst 9.9 driver on Fedora 11 64bit. Only when I was finished with the guide, I read the comments that said it wouldn't work on 2.6.30 kernel.I've written over my old xorg.conf, blacklisted radeon and radeonhd, restarted my machine.When i restarted my machine X wouldn't work ofcourse and all I got is some red coulor in the top of the screen, and no access to terminal via ALT+F2->F6. only way to get access is to add "telinit 1" to the startup line in GRUB
The first dosen't work and the last dosen't seem to be installed....since i'm on wireless the network has problems to connect....I can pull a cable but not right now.....
I have just installed Fedora 12 (64 bit), and I'm having troubles getting it working on my widescreen LCD TV. Before I installed the nvidia driver, it worked fine. After I installed the nvidia driver, it showed output on the screen until it gets to the logon screen (I never actually see the logon screen), where it goes black.
I'm assuming this is to do with my xorg.conf file, but I cant for the life of me work out what I need to change. I have been playing with all sorts of options, with no success.
I am trying to configure an additional input device so I need to edit my xorg file. Any change I make is being lost when I reboot. The xorg gets reverted to seme default configuration. Even if the change is as simple as adding a comment. I have tried disallowing livna to edit the configuration file (using livna display configuration), but when I reboot, the system reverts back to the vesa display drivers.
How can I figure out what is recreating the xorg file? How can I disable this so my changes persist. Or is there another file I can add input devices to (or a way to automatically add them upon boot but before x starts?)
Something bad happens after installing nvidia driver for my fedora 14. It's about the stored driver/xorg configuration, and it only affect on my current account. So I wanna know where can be a one-user-only VGA driver configuration stored. I'll delete it, it's give me a big trouble. Belows are how it become like this, and how the trouble appears. after nv driver installed, I change the /etx/X11/xorg.conf file and start another X with another account without exit current X. Now, everytime when I start gnome with current account, it pop up a message writes
Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors none of the selected modes were compatible with the possible modes: Trying modes for CRTC 354
And I have to wait for this pop-up message to disappear. During this some 2 minutes, I can't do anything, even Ctr+Alt+F5 to switch terminal fails. I can't PrintScreen neither. I've been uninstalled nv driver twince for this. but right now I decide to fix it.
I am new to RHEL. I am using a Thinkpad W510 and SL 5.5. I am trying to get everything working smoothly on my system.I am having issues with the gpu drivers and the touchpad, both of which seem to be traced back to xorg.conf.I can set the proper resolution using nvidia-settings, but it resets to 800x600 on restart no matter what I do. I have used the gui to save, I have tried nvidia-xconfig, and I have tried to just editing the xorg myself, but it always goes back.I am having even worse problems with the trackpad. I downloaded and installed the synaptics package, but nothing I do changes the trackpad settings. Mouse properties has no trackpad info in it.
Just have F-13 32 bit installed. But can't find xorg.conf. The screen resolution is only 800x600. The LCD display and the video card can support 1640x1280. Please where can I find a standard xorg.conf. Or how to create it here?
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