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Linux: Configure Xorg X11 Window System

May 14, 2010, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vivek Gite)

"My xorg.conf file is missing as I deleted accidentally for some reason. Now, Xorg try to probe my hardware on every startup. How do I configure Xorg under Debian or any Linux distro / operating systems?

"The latest X server versions are designed to work out-of-the-box, with no need to manually edit Xorg's configuration files. However, you can use the following generic steps to edit or create xorg.conf file.

"Stop X Windows Manager

"First, you need to shutdown X and its manager. The simplest way to do is login to a console as root and type the following commands to stop kdm or gdm:

# /etc/init.d/kdm stop <-- stop KDE windows manager
# /etc/init.d/gdm stop <-- stop Gnome windows manager
# /etc/init.d/xdm stop <-- stop x windows manager"

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