I've been using Ubuntu for more than 3 years now and wanted to try out a rolling distribution as such. Came across LMDE and wanted to give it a try.
I installed LMDE (XFce version RC (201108)) and nearly everything seems to be working out of the box. One thing that I was not able to understand was that the system does not seem to have a xorg.conf file anywhere including under /etc/X11!
Now, I am fine using the open source drivers for my ATI card (5850) since it does not have the tearing issue like the proprietary ones from AMD. But still I am unable to understand where this file is that was a centerplace to configure Xwindows. I see that some ATI driver is loaded upon boot and that my xserver is running, but I am not able to understand where it gets the configuration from. Moreover, when I click on the "Monitors" application under "Preferences" it does nothing. I suspect that its unable to locate the conf file which has monitor related info.
I've checked various posts here and elsewhere but most of them refer to nich configurations for intel or nvidia graphic cards. Could someone direct me to the right post or help me out here? Should I be generating the file myself? If so, how will I get my Xserver to use the config file I created?
Thank you ...