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editing xorg.conf

Postby zoso on Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:01 pm

where is all the system information in xorg.conf file? In Ubuntu it was all there for my editing pleasure but it is nowhere to be seen. i can't rely on the auto detection because my ATI Rage 128 graphics card is too old and a resolution of 800x600 is achievable. i normally edit the xorg.conf file.
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Re: editing xorg.conf

Postby exploder on Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:50 pm

You can edit xorg using this command in the terminal.

gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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Re: editing xorg.conf

Postby zoso on Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:25 am

there's nothing to edit. there should be stuff about color depth and stuff but there is nothing of the sort.

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xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Monitor      "Configured Monitor"
   Device      "Configured Video Device"
EndSection
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Re: editing xorg.conf

Postby Kooziesan on Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:54 am

I am having the exact same issue with my ATI rage 128. I just installed mint Gloria and I am a very new to linux. Xorg.conf has the same output as posted above, and only can adjust display settings to 800x600.
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Re: editing xorg.conf

Postby rivenathos on Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:39 am

One of my machines has an ATI Rage 128 Ultra (16 MB) video card in it. I have set it manually as seen below:

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Section "Device"
Identifier   "Configured Video Device"
Driver     "ati"
Option    "AccelMethod"     "XAA"
EndSection


These settings work for me, but you may have to add a few more options depending on exactly what hardware you have. I have used these exact settings with both a CRT and LCD monitor at 1024x768 with no further modification. Good luck.
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Re: editing xorg.conf

Postby Kooziesan on Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:37 pm

After making those changes, still 800x600 max resolution. Checked the Xorg.0.log file and it appears that it was loading a "r128" that listed the rage 128 devices prior to my making any changes. I'm just going to live with it for now at 800x600 as it is just going to be a server box anyways.
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