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Missing xorg.conf

Postby brainleak on Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:37 pm

I recently dumped ubuntu 9.04 for mint 8 on my Toshiba 1800-ps183. This ancient laptop uses a trident card for graphics acceleration which linux usually doesnt pick up by default. In ubuntu I had modify xorg.conf to get a 1024x768 resolution. Which isnt really a large issue, you add a couple of lines and it works. I went searching for the xorg.conf file under /etc/X11/ and found nothing in any of the directories. Was the installation borked or what? I havent seen a distro without this before and I'm a little lost if the location of this file is different. The monitor is "unknown" in the change resolution app in the GUI. I've never had this issue before running Ubuntu.

Thanks in advanced

-BL
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Re: Missing xorg.conf

Postby rob2uk on Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:38 pm

Mint 8 doesn't use an xorg.conf by default, but it will use the info in one if you create it :)
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Re: Missing xorg.conf

Postby Psquared on Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:04 pm

So how do I setup my linuxmint to use the nvidia driver and how do I know if it is using it now? Compiz runs, but there is no nvidia splash screen and when I start Nvidia control center it "claims" that "nvidia" is not loaded by my xorg.conf and to edit it. (This is true, but no video driver is loaded by xorg.conf as far as I can tell. My screen alignment is also off a little.)

What lines do I need to add to tell it to use "nvidia" and "glx?"

Thanks.
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Re: Missing xorg.conf

Postby DrHu on Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:27 pm

In terminal check
    lsmod |grep nvidia
    inxi -G
    --graphics card
    alt F2
    gksu nvidia-settings
    --set your resolution
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Re: Missing xorg.conf

Postby ffeingol on Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:42 pm

You can try running Xorg -configure to create an xorg.conf. Once I did that I was able to get the nvidia drivers working.
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Re: Missing xorg.conf

Postby Sentken on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:55 pm

I have the same problem. I would like to ask what lines do I need to add to tell it to use ATI Radeon X600 card.
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Re: Missing xorg.conf

Postby trampintransit on Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:19 pm

ffeingol wrote:You can try running Xorg -configure to create an xorg.conf. Once I did that I was able to get the nvidia drivers working.


as a noob i have no idea how to do this....i think i now have an xorg.conf but dont know what to do with it to get this nvidia driver working?
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Re: Missing xorg.conf

Postby trampintransit on Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:20 pm

if i run xorg -configure..
i get..

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.


Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.

ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
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Re: Missing xorg.conf

Postby aroundi on Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:39 pm

Beefstu pointed out this link to me in a very similar post I started in this same section with a very similar subject:

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=44871
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Re: Missing xorg.conf

Postby oobetimer on Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:42 pm

trampintransit wrote:if i run xorg -configure..
i get..

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.


Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.

ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log


This works .. :wink:

http://debian-fi.eu/foorumi/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=158

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