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Rebooted, now have awful resolution and xorg.conf wiped

Postby Old Marcus on Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:02 pm

Just rebooted after getting the sphere profile on compiz, and now in 640 x 480 resolution. Looking at xorg.conf shows me that it has been virtually wiped:
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# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Monitor      "Configured Monitor"
   Device      "Configured Video Device"
   Option      "AddARGBGLXVisuals"   "True"
   Defaultdepth   24
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Configured Video Device"
   Driver      "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Generic Keyboard"
   Driver      "kbd"
   Option      "XkbRules"   "xorg"
   Option      "XkbModel"   "pc105"
   Option      "XkbLayout"   "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Configured Mouse"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option      "CorePointer"
   Option      "Emulate3Buttons"   "true"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier   "Default Layout"
  screen "Default Screen"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
   Option      "Composite"   "Enable"
EndSection


I know that the x server config tool now does sweet FA, so I need to edit this file. Only problem is, I don't know the format to add my resolution or where I should add it. Any help?
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Re: Rebooted, now have awful resolution and xorg.conf wiped

Postby newW2 on Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:38 am

You could run the command recommended in file:
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Or you can try adding this to the bottom of the file:

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection
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Re: Rebooted, now have awful resolution and xorg.conf wiped

Postby Old Marcus on Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:02 am

No worries, reinstalled drivers using envy, also gdm failed to load, forcing me to set my monitor, which allowed me to get the correct resolution again. the command suggested only allows you to edit keyboard and mouse settings.
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