Newbie - Configuration File Location?

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Jun 15 13:11:52 GMT 2005

On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Naomi Fernandez wrote:

>            I am trying to access either my xorg.conf or XF86Config file for
> some general tweaking, e.g., adding to the fontpath, configuring for a wheel
> mouse, etc.  The problem is that I cannot find either file.  According to
> the FreeBSD Handbook, they should be in either /etc/X11 or /etc.  I have
> both folders but the file is in neither.  As a matter of fact, my /etc/X11
> folder is empty.

Xorg looks in several locations, but /etc/X11 is the older setup.  New 
is /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xorg.conf.  If you are still using XFree86 instead 
of Xorg, your XF86Config file should be in the same directory.

>            As root, I ran find / -name xorg.conf and nothing was found.

That's odd.  Xorg is pretty good about autoconfiguring, but I didn't 
think it would run without any xorg.conf at all.  If you don't have the 
file, it can be created:

     Xorg -configure

That creates in your current directory.  Edit as required 
and move to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xorg.conf.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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