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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: xorg.conf missing Reply with quote

I have tried to emerge / configure X according to http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml but there is no xorg.conf at /etc/X11 ! Perhaps I missing something but I don't think so. Cheers
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where in that guide do you see the need for a xorg.conf file? The instructions use the xorg.conf.d directory (and files therein) and even then that's more a "second choice". X is recently sufficiently mature to detect and use settings automatically without users needing to configure it explicitly.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Xorg.conf missing Reply with quote

I failed to mention that I am trying to get my nvidia card
to work and so I'm also following the gentoo-nvidia guide
which asks for editing of that file.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my xorg.conf, you can copy paste it as /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Device0"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        VendorName      "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection
Section "Files"
        ModulePath      "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
        ModulePath      "/usr/lib64/opengl/xorg-x11/extensions"
EndSection


EDIT: BTW, the Section Files is not absolutely needed for your xorg to work but xorg.log will display disgraceful warning messages if these ModulePath entries are not set.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The xorg.conf may be created with the "X -configure" command.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ultraincognito wrote:
The xorg.conf may be created with the "X -configure" command.

Don't do that. It's outdated.

aCOSwt has it right, except I find loading stuff that won't be used just to get rid of harmless warning messages to be totally silly. You need the Device section, and that's it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aCOSwt wrote:
This is my xorg.conf, you can copy paste it as /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Device0"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        VendorName      "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection
Section "Files"
        ModulePath      "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
        ModulePath      "/usr/lib64/opengl/xorg-x11/extensions"
EndSection


EDIT: BTW, the Section Files is not absolutely needed for your xorg to work but xorg.log will display disgraceful warning messages if these ModulePath entries are not set.


Swear the documentation surrounding gentoo is getting slowly worse, esp with the changes that have happened it puts alot of google information incorrect or the syntax just slightly wrong.

Thanks for this, i've been hunting on and off all afternoon for what/how to create an xorg.conf that conforms to the latest style. Adding those few lines and starting x worked a treat.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 thing that should be told or just as an optional note on the link the OP is providing is this: If it's the open source nouveau driver, you don't need an xorg.conf. If it's the closed nvidia driver, you do need a minimal config containing a "Device" section.

I did use closed nvidia drivers without any xorg.conf and it didn't work; nothing worked. As soon as I did those minimal config it worked like a charm.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Nvidia drivers don't work without a xorg.conf because they aren't mesa compatible or whatever
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

djdunn wrote:
the Nvidia drivers don't work without a xorg.conf because they aren't mesa compatible or whatever

Nothing to do with mesa.

X has an internal list that maps PCI-IDs to drivers. Nvidia isn't on that list by default. Arch patches their X so that it is, meaning you don't need an xorg.conf there. Gentoo doesn't have such a patch.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah, i dont see why we would need to patch it either
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Desktop Environments.
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