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Modify xorg.conf for better performance

May 26, 2009, 19:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"In many ways, xorg.conf sits on the surface of your installation like the broken walls of some lost building on an archaeological site. The file contains the last vestiges of what was once a complex and convoluted configuration file, using a syntax and language from a time gone by. Over the years, those old structures have been removed, rebuilt, subverted, tweaked and squeezed through several generations of users, distros and hardware. It has finally got to the point where many modern distributions (such as Fedora 10) eschew xorg.conf completely, taking advantage of the automatic configuration hidden within the newer versions of X.org.

"For most users, this automatic trend is a definite advantage. It means that those days where nothing appeared on screen after installation, or when the keyboard didn't type type the right letters, are long gone. But xorg.conf is still relevant, and whether you want to fine-tune your setup for extra performance or troubleshoot a display problem, it's still the first port of call when the automatic tools aren't quite automatic enough."

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