As Ubuntu 10.10 seems to neither detect my graphics card (Intel 82852/855GM) automatically nor use the corresponding Intel driver even after manually installing it, I am looking into manually configuring X (shouldn't I?). Where can I find the configuration files I need to edit?
The xorg.conf does not exist by default any more. You CAN create one though.
Boot into recovery mode and select Root Shell. Then run:
Reboot and you can edit the new Xorg.conf.
The configurations files are at
Check the current manual.
If you create a xorg.conf file the configurations of this file will prevail.
Usually, you don't need the
If you need to configure some devices anyway, you can do so by placing a file in the
You can find more information on xorg.conf.d (in german, but the configuration files are in english of course). What is important is that the filenames should start with a two-digit number greater than 10.
Another guide - in english - is on x org archive. It's still using /usr/lib but it's good.
cookiecaper's suggestion to use
worked for me - right from the desktop! It did finally error-out, but not before providing a nice new xorg.conf.new in my Home directory. Thanks cc! All the other suggestions I had tried failed to produce a file.
Oh, by the way,
in the terminal will provide a bunch of useful, and up to date, info (a bit terse, perhaps) on editing the xorg.conf file.
Yeah for most free graphics drivers, recent releases of Ubuntu haven't required a xorg.conf file. You can generate one pretty easily though:
This works fine for me with Nvidia Optimus (Bumblebee) without any special configuration, just the defaults:
The monitors LVDS1 and VGA1 are defined in ~/.config/monitors.xml. For more information about monitors.xml take a look at http://www.sudo-juice.com/dual-monitor-settings-in-ubuntu/.