Reset xorg using lumina desktop

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Aug 23 08:27:51 UTC 2020

On Sun, 23 Aug 2020 04:14:17 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
> On 2020-08-23 02:57, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> > Dear kind FreeBSD users,
> > 
> > I am running FreeBSD using lumina.  I was using two screens, one with HDMI
> > and one with VGA at school.  Since learning is now online, I am using only
> > HDMI now, but my screen only remembers new setting.  I have tried checking
> > /etc/X11/xorg.conf but it is not present.  I try screen configuration, but
> > cannot reset it to only Monitor with HDMI output.
> > 
> > How can I reset it so I can just have fresh desktop with all icons on the
> > screen?
> > 
> > If you need output from xrandr, I can send it in on Monday. When teaching
> > online and using Google classroom, the microphone was muted, I started
> > using telefono to use and connect with it.  My sister got for me a
> > Bluetooth device, but that will be a challenge to get working.
> > 
> > I appreciate help/advice and suggestions to fix the screen.
> You have not mentioned what graphics chip you are using.
> Perhaps creating a new xorg.conf might take care of your problem.
> Can you try booting FreeBSD in text mode and run the following:
> 1) Xorg -configure
> 2) mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> 3) reboot

Even though this is technically correct, it usually is no longer
needed. X's auto-magic will do everything on its own, without
a configuration file.

Also, step 2 should be:

	mv /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf

This is the "new" location of the xorg.conf file according to
the hierarchy layout concept that all 3rd party configuration
files should reside in /usr/local/etc, and X is not part of
the OS, therefore not deserving a file in /etc - even though
this location is still supported.

A configuration file, or a partial configuration file, as
mentioned elsewhere, still can be fully justified, especially
when you need to tell X to do something the auto-magic didn't
get right (or which it did "know better than you"), for example
if you want to force a specific display or screen size

Such files go to the /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ directory.

By the way, certain aspects of the display configuration for
"internal / external" can often be configured in the BIOS / UEFI
setup (for laptops, that is).

Oh, and FreeBSD's "text mode", with vt, isn't any longer a
text mode, it's just a non-X graphics mode. ;-)

Magdeburg, Germany
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