user specific xorg.conf?

Warren Block wblock at
Sun Aug 19 19:08:12 UTC 2012

On Sun, 19 Aug 2012, Polytropon wrote:

> On Sun, 19 Aug 2012 11:44:15 -0600, Gary Aitken wrote:
>> In attempting to zero in on my system crash problem,
>> I need to customize xorg.conf.
>> As I read the documentation,
>> there is no way for an ordinary user to provide an xorg.conf;
>> Xorg looks for files in the normal server search path,
>> which does not include any user directories --
>> unless the user is root.
> What if you do (as a user) the "startx" command and try
> to hand the -config <file> to the program, like this:
> 	% Xorg -file /home/user/test/xorg.conf
> I haven't tried that myself, but according to "man Xorg"
> this option does exist. However, I'm not sure if xinit
> or startx honors this option if you use them (to make
> use of ~/.xinitrc).

I think that should be

% Xorg -config /home/user/test/xorg.conf

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