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Re: How to enable xorg.conf in F-11



On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 11:25:18AM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-06-11 at 09:17 -0500, Jud Craft wrote:
> > I think the Fedora release notes mention that if you run the tool
> > system-config-display, it will automatically generate an xorg.conf for
> > you.
> > 
> > >From the Common F11 Bugs, under "Miscellaneous problems with Intel
> > graphics adapters ":
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F11_bugs#intel-misc-gfx
> > 
> > "/etc/X11/xorg.conf. If that file does not exist, you can run
> > system-config-display as root to create it."
> 
> I'm glad to see people referring to the common bugs page - yay :)
> 
> However, I have to admit that's one of my more hand-wavey moments (I
> wrote that bit) - I was in a hurry and didn't check whether a)
> system-config-display is actually installed by default (it may not be,
> and thanks to NetworkManager, if you can't get into X, you may well not
> have a network connection in order to install it...) and b) whether it
> runs in console mode.
> 
> I should probably investigate and come up with a more comprehensive,
> hand-holdy note.

My recollection is that s-c-d is not installed by default, but it does
have --set and --noui switches that allow you to turn off any attempts
to use a GUI mode while setting parameters.

> I believe running Xorg -configure as root from *outside* of X will
> create a /root/xorg.conf.new file which you can move
> to /etc/X11/xorg.conf , as an alternative method.

Just so!

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