Where are the Xorg config files ?

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at FreeBSD.org
Fri Feb 25 07:28:51 GMT 2005

On Thursday, 24 February 2005 at 22:26:52 -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 10:01:27AM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> On Thursday, 24 February 2005 at 22:59:54 +0100, Edward Lichtner wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I installed FreeBSD 5.3 along with Xorg 6.7.0-9 and KDE 3.3.0-4. I started
>>> KDE by creating an .xinitrc file in my home directory containing the line :
>>> exec startkde
>>> I then run startx and KDE starts up and works fine.
>>> However, there is no xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 or in /usr/X11R6/etc/X11,
>>> and a ³find² search reveals no xorg.conf file anywhere. Since KDE seems to
>>> work out of the box, I assume there is a config file that has been generated
>>> for Xorg somewhere.
>>> Any idea where I can find it ?
>> Look in your /var/log/Xorg.0.log.  You should see something like:
>>   ...
>>   (==) Using config file: "/etc/XF86Config"
>> (etc).  You'll note in this case that it fell back to the XF86Config.
>> This may be what's happening to you.
> 	You gave me a clue, but looking ikn in log at my Xorg.0.log
> 	file, doesn't help me much.

It helps me a lot:

> (EE) Unable to locate/open config file
> ...
> (==) Using default built-in configuration (53 lines)
> (==) --- Start of built-in configuration ---
> 	Section "Module"

You need to look at this config file. 

> xdm only works without any config file.  It works at 1600x1200 but
> everything quivers, so my guess is that I'm driving the tube to its
> max.  Or beyond.


> 	Any idea how I can get xorg.conf that runs things at
> 	1280x1024?  I've tried xorgcfg so far without success.

What happened when you tried?

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