no 'xorg.conf' file

Asked by dbyjazz on 2009-10-25

I need to fix my screen resolution manually using the xorg.conf file and I can't find it. When I type in 'gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf' it just come up with an empty text editor. [pic]

What I've tried:

gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

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This question was originally filed as bug #460196.

dbyjazz (djbytheway) said : #1
arky (arky) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at

arky (arky) said : #3

Does reinstalling xserver-xorg-core package help.

dbyjazz (djbytheway) said : #4

can you please tell me how to reinstall that? I'm sorry I'm just getting use to linux :)

dbyjazz (djbytheway) said : #5

never mind I didn't know you could do it in Synaptic. And no it didn't do anything that I can notice in terms of the xorg.conf file

arky (arky) said : #6

Open a terminal and type 'sudo apt-get --reinstall install xserver-xorg-core'

dbyjazz (djbytheway) said : #7

I did now what am I supposed to look for that's different? Because nothing has changed in the file

Bryce Harrington (bryce) said : #8

X no longer requires an xorg.conf and so Ubuntu no longer ships one.
In case you need assistance hand crafting one I'll forward this to the answer tracker.

dbyjazz (djbytheway) said : #9