generating xorg.conf does not work
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Fri Aug 28 05:50:43 UTC 2015
On 08/27/15 23:56, doug at safeport.com wrote:
> I am running 10.1 and xorg-7.7_2. When I built and installed all this
> around the first of this month, the handbook still had generating
> xorg.conf the "tried and true" way: Xorg -configure. This did not work
> but letting xorg self configure did (and does) work. I am currently
> running xfce-4.12_1.
> The handbook now says, "To generate the configuration file and start
> the X system, issue this command: startx". A post to
> forums.freebsd.org on 8/4/15 says, "Auto-generating xorg.conf is not
> recommended any more." This by wblock at . (that you Warren??) So what
> startx at least as run by a non-root user generates no file and starts
> xorg according the that specified by /usr/local/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.
> I have installed several ports that say add this font or make some
> other change to xorg.conf. And, perhaps have a problem running chrome
> because I am not able to do that. So my questions are basically:
> should this be posted to xorg; are there any guidelines on how to
> build an xorg.conf from the various outputs from the self-generated
> start; is auto generation the way to go or not; and lastly if
> auto-generation is the way of the future how do you add fonts and or
> change the other things one usually does?
> Thanks for any help, I sure need some :)
> Douglas Denault
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This is a known issue and I believe it can be found here:
Xorg is smart enough to generate it's own config each time X is started
so no need for a config file. In theory this is enough for average joe.
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