xorg default configuration location

Stacey Roberts stacey at vickiandstacey.com
Mon Feb 4 18:47:59 UTC 2008

     In the online handbook, 5.4 X11 Configuration, 5.4.2 Configuring X11
states "As of version 7.3, Xorg can often work without any configuration file
by simply typing at prompt:
% startx

If this does not work, or if the default configuration is not acceptable,
then X11 must be configured manually"

Where *is* this default configuration located?

Basically, I've got a notebook that I've just (Sunday 3rd Feb 2008) installed
(and updated to lastest src / ports) that the "default" xorg (that is,
without having to run "Xorg -configure") setting appear to be fine - except
for one (ever-present) problem - keyboard layout for UK.

So, the *only* thing I'd like to change is the XkbLayout setting. Is it
possible to locate this "default configuration" and simply change that config

On another note, is there a reason why despite going through the motions of
setting location / keyboard layout during installation, on first boot, none
of this locale-based information is  retained?



S Roberts

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