Re: Where is the table Xorg.conf located (Squeeze)?
On 20110716_155607, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2011-07-16 15:29 +0200, lee wrote:
> > Paul E Condon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> >> But the installer generally does not create xorg.conf any more. The newer
> >> versions of X are capable of auto configuration for almost everybody.
> > They are unable to get your keyboard to work and will also fail with
> > your pointing device
> Where did you come to that conclusion? Note that xorg.conf(5) says
> The config file may have multiple InputDevice sections. Recent X
> servers employ HAL or udev backends for input device enumeration
> and input hotplugging. It is usually not necessary to provide
> InputDevice sections in the xorg.conf if hotplugging is in use. If
> hotplugging is enabled, InputDevice sections using the mouse, kbd
> and vmmouse driver will be ignored.
This was done long ago. I think the only part of it that I actually
still need is the line:
Option "UseBIOS" "off"
but I never had enough hand-holding from an expert to properly get
rid of the cruft. It was given as an example of the syntax of xorg.conf
so that OP might have some idea of what xorg.conf looks like in a text
editor. For me, when I do a new install and the X screen shows a small
ellipse, not circle, for the patience icon, I know to find this file
somewhere in a backup and install it. On mostly I don't need it. But
sometimes I do. Doing a reinstall never has fixed the problem, and I
have grown tired of being told I shouldn't need it. Yes, I shouldn't
need it. But sometimes I actually do need it. I look forward to the day
when I actually never need it. I have faith in Debian. I do faith based
I think I need something more than the single line, above. At a
minimum, probably the whole Section "Device" in which it occurs. I
welcome suggestions as to what can be removed.
Paul E Condon