generating xorg.conf does not work

lokadamus at lokadamus at
Fri Aug 28 18:18:25 UTC 2015

On 08/28/15 06:56, doug at wrote:
> 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.

> 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?
I'm a little bit confused.

Generated your xorg.conf and look at your /var/log/Xorg.log to see, what
is wrong.

What error message are in Xorg.log? Else you can configure it and look
what is going wrong.


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