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Author Topic: "Lost" xorg.conf  (Read 2117 times)
Deach
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« on: March 14, 2011, 04:25:35 am »

After sitting for quite some time I fired my old Dell inspiron 1100 up.  I noticed my touch pad being extremely "touchy".  I went to check my xorg.conf and it was gone.  I had the following files in X11: xorg.conf-fbdev, xorg.conf-vesa, xorg.conf.backup, xorg.conf.in. 

the xorg.conf.backup file was apparently correct so I copied it to xorg.conf and restarted x and all appeared well (so far)

Anyone got an idea what happened?

Thanks,
Deach
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DoucheBag
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 06:44:44 am »

Since you were in desktop - the config file  must have been used
(/etc/X11/xorg.config)

Were any  search tools used first (updatedb, locate, find, whereis)

You didn't supply ANY  info of operating system
 
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Deach
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 07:12:13 am »

Not sure what details you are wishing.  My OS is in the signature (vl 6.0)  it's the standard one.  Locate was used after I updated flash player. 
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DoucheBag
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 08:11:35 am »

If all is OK now - why worry:

If still  curious, clue may be in that  "Flash" upgrade

Check for any /var/log  "Xorg.0.log"  (error files)

Dmesg  may help

Tip - Before any search, update your "locate" data-base file
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 06:31:19 am »

ok I'll do some checking.  I was just curious because although I knew how to to that I do have some other laptops out running around where command line isn't done much by the users. (My son and grandkids).  Anyway thanks I'll check that and yes, indeed all is fine now. 

Thanks,
Deach
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IBM Thinkpad Laptop, VL 6.0  1.5 ghz;  1 gig ram
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