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:
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'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 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 have the nVidia driver on my desktop kernel set-up but have to change /etc/X11/xorg.conf from nVidia to nv to get a X to run in Xen. Whilst this works, is there a way to tell Xen at boot time to use nv rather than nVidia so I don't have to edit xorg.conf each time?
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 am running Crossover Office on a laptop on OpenSuSE 11.2 with a fair bit of success (Outlook is still twitchy related apparently to the http stack). But whenever I do disk I/O to a windows app and I have a second monitor plugged in it flashes to black.
In prior OpenSuSE versions I used to be able to stop this by adding entries to disable the TV output in xorg.conf but now it appears that there is no xorg.conf in use. How do I disable this in the post-sax2 era?
I have a Toshiba laptop with nvidia gforce 7300 graphic card and S-video output. The graphic card and S-video connection with samsung 16:9 CRT Tv in windows Xp working very well. But Linux for me is a little bit tricky.
I read several articles, How to-s and have crashed many Xorg (and reinstall) OS. Here I have two xorg conf. The first one is the original one. Untouched. The second one is my "repaired" and this is my repaired Xorg.conf With the first one (xorg.conf), S-Video is not working. With the second (xorg2.conf) is working only TV ( I have desktop only on TV, but resolution is bad)
I have an nVidia radeon x1300 series running on my suse 64 bit system. The problem is when I try to enable dual head it tells me that I dont have enough virtual memory so when I add the: Virtual 3840 1200 under the screen section it works for a couple of minutes and then bom! it freezes up no mouse no keyboard response and the screen gets all distorted. whats odd is that I can still ssh to the system. The following is my current xorg.conf without the Virtual flag.
# /.../ # SaX generated X11 config file # Created on: 2010-12-19T10:38:36-0500.
I just installed 11.2, and discovered when I went to setup my Logitech Marble Trackball, that there was no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. After some Googleing, I created one using sax2, Edited it to add the appropriate parameters to enable scrolling using the ball, and all works great.
My question is if there is a more "correct" way to change the parameters, as the mouse parameters are obviously stored somewhere on the machine.
BTW, for those with a Marble Trackball, all you need to know about the xorg.conf setup can be found here:
Lately I see a lot of posts/threads on NVIDIA cards and disfunctioning desktops. People rely on older posts and howto's, and run sax2 after driver install (either from repos or "hard way"). Symptoms also appear after updating 11.1 to 11.2 The problems IME are 99% related to conflicts with an existing /etc/X11/xorg.conf, which in 11.2 has become obsolete, though it will be read and used if it's (still) there.
On openSUSE 11.2 we have hardware autodetection and -configuration for everything. So no need for an xorg.conf to configure the X-server. on 11.2, follow this, if NVIDIA driver is installed correctly, but still no proper desktop experience:
I have a 3rd party driver that is trying to install a touch screen driver, it is looking in /etc/X11 for xorg.conf and it isnt there. The Ubuntu docs pointed me at a diff folder which also didn't contain xorg.conf. c is it located? I will just sym link it during install them remove the link once its done. EDIT: Should probably mention that I'm running ubuntu 10.10 (Which was upgraded from 10.04). And I'm running Desktop Edition
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?
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?
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've got an i5 Macbook Pro, on which I've got Ubuntu 10.04, which I use 90% of the time (mainly for work).
I've added a few lines to xorg.conf to make the graphic card run cooler and thus get some more battery life. Sometimes, though, I do need full graphic potential, for which I have another xorg.conf prepared without those lines, so I can switch back and forth when I need it.
Currently, to change back and forth, I rename the files accordingly and reboot, which is a pain in the neck. I tried restarting gdm after switching files instead but it didn't quite work (maybe I wasn't doing it correctly).
So, fellow experts, what's the easiest and fastest way to switch between two different X11 config files?
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?
get my VIA chrome 9 video card running with my Beamerproperly installed the openchrome driver and edited the /etx/X11/xorg.conf but the resolution settings are ignored. Something seems to be wrong with my hsync settings:
Code: $ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i "CHROME" (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 1106:3371:1458:d000 VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9
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?