I can configure my display setting through "System Settings > Displays"

System Settings > Displays

But I cannot save it to xorg.conf and I don't have a xorg.conf at all in /etc/X11/.

How can I save the current settings into xorg.conf?

1 Answer 1


Those settings are saved in your home directory, not system-wide. Check out ~/.config/monitors.xml for the file.

  • If I do a fresh install, can I copy this over to restore the settings? Is it ok if I added this to my backup/restore script?
    – user10853
    Commented Nov 2, 2016 at 14:07
  • Should work fine. Commented Nov 2, 2016 at 17:20

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