Linux Mint 9 XFCE unable to find xorg.conf

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Linux Mint 9 XFCE unable to find xorg.conf

Postby markus_s on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:53 am

Hi,

i have just installed Linux Mint 9 XFCE.

Because my monitor is not recognized, I could only choose 1024x768 with 60 hz.

In other linux distribution there was /etc/x11/xorg.conf

In this file I could change my monitor settings, f.e. VertRefresh


Where could I find xorg.conf or where to change the monitor settings manually?

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Re: Linux Mint 9 XFCE unable to find xorg.conf

Postby viking777 on Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:15 pm

The only distro I have with Xfce on it is Sidux, not Mint, though I doubt they differ all that much.

On Sidux I just go to Settings/Display and that is where I can alter things graphical.

BTW If you still have your old distro with xorg.conf on it then copy and paste it to Mint Xfce /etc/X11 It will almost certainly work. Unfortunately xorg.conf has 'gone out of fashion' now with later xorg versions - obviously it was too easy to use and could be manipulated by mere mortals like me so could not be allowed to continue in the headlong rush by Linux devs to make everything as inaccessible as a certain Microsoft product :(

Edit. Here is another option that I just found, try running

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xvidtune


in a terminal. Don't ask me how it works, I haven't got a clue.
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Re: Linux Mint 9 XFCE unable to find xorg.conf

Postby markus_s on Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:55 pm

Copying the xorg.conf file from other pc in /etx/X11/ did not take any effect.

xvidtune will result in: Unable to query monitor info

My monitor will still not be recognized an I am unable to set a higher refresh rate than 60 hz.

Any other ideas?
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Re: Linux Mint 9 XFCE unable to find xorg.conf

Postby bobcollard on Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:17 pm

The refresh rate sounds about right, I use a Samsung SyncMaster 2233 External Monitor on my Dell Laptop and it will only be recognized at 60Hz. 1920x1080 resolution. Anything else gives me 1024x768.
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Re: Linux Mint 9 XFCE unable to find xorg.conf

Postby markus_s on Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:25 pm

With a crt monitor 60 hz is not very "eye friendly", so I would like to set refresh rate at 85 hz, which is supported by my monitor.
But I don't know how to set refresh when monitor is not being recognized by linux.
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Re: Linux Mint 9 XFCE unable to find xorg.conf

Postby DrHu on Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:20 pm

markus_s wrote:With a crt monitor 60 hz is not very "eye friendly", so I would like to set refresh rate at 85 hz, which is supported by my monitor. But I don't know how to set refresh when monitor is not being recognized by linux.

True, 60hz is not good for a crt: now if only you had given the crt model #, brand name, people might have known the expected freq ranges available

And you have also not given your graphics card, which will also affect the frequency ranges available, nor have you said which driver you are using with this system
--the Ubuntu, Mint default seems to be the nouveau driver or a vesa mode driver, when the graphic card or the monitor is not known (in the hardware DB, Ubuntu set..)

Maybe you can start with, in a terminal
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inxi -F

--to help us along with the problem

And yes, once the correct driver is running, you can set the resolution either directly in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file or via the graphic card setup,: both ATI and Nvidia have a setup program which will create an xorg.conf file to match the monitor/graphic card, as well as possibly recognizing more monitor hardware types
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Re: Linux Mint 9 XFCE unable to find xorg.conf

Postby markus_s on Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:22 am

The monitor will also not being detected with other systems.

But I have the HorizSync : 30-72, and the VertRefresh: 50-85

Here again my question: Where could I insert this data?

Graphics: Card ATI RV280 [Radeon 9200]
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Re: Linux Mint 9 XFCE unable to find xorg.conf

Postby fatmystic on Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:03 pm

Hi,

Back to the subject of xorg.conf file. The Microsoft serial mouse is not recognized by the Mint9 distros on my very old AMD-K6 based computer. Is it possible to find where the configuration information is stored so that I can change it for appropriate mouse? The default is ps2 mouse and it works on newer computers.
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