Xorg configuration

justin at shiningsilence.com justin at shiningsilence.com
Sat Oct 31 20:03:09 PDT 2009

> I tried to get X up after installing the updated drivers. I now have a
> xorg.conf.new file, but when I try to start X, I get a blank screen with
> no
> cursor. Ctrl-alt-bs exits, as it should. How do I fix it? It was working
> before I did the software upgrade.

X isn't going to read that config file until it's titled xorg.conf and
located somewhere it expects it - /etc/X11 or somesuch.  If you launch X
like this : X -config /path/to/xorg.conf.new it will try that out.

You should end up with the twm window manager by default.  If you don't,
put 'twm' into your ~/.xinitrc.

(Doing this from memory, so we'll see if I have the paths/names right)

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