Testing a xorg.conf without logging out?
pkaplan1 at comcast.net
Wed Dec 7 18:16:02 PST 2005
On Wednesday 07 December 2005 08:03 pm, Alain Cochard wrote:
> Paul Kaplan writes:
> > On Wednesday 07 December 2005 07:27 pm, Alain Cochard wrote:
> > > Andreas Hauser writes:
> > > > alain wrote @ Wed, 7 Dec 2005 23:00:52 +0100:
> > > > > Hello. I am wondering if it is possible to activate a modified
> > > > > xorg.conf file without having to log out and log in back (because
> > > > > of course this takes a lot of time). Thanks in advance. alain
> > > >
> > > > $ startx -- :1
> > > > this tells X to take another DISPLAY then the default :0.
> > Doesn't this use the default xorg.conf file?
> Well, I guess so, but if that default file is the one you modify,
> isn't that OK?
But if you don't restore your original xorg.conf before you have to restart X
on display :0 (say X crashes) you might have a non-working X. (You do have
a back up of the original xorg.conf?)
Check out man Xorg. It looks like you can specify the xorg.conf file with
something like: startx -config <xorg.config_file> -- :1 though I've never
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