Testing a xorg.conf without logging out?
alain at geophysik.uni-muenchen.de
Thu Dec 8 01:38:56 PST 2005
Paul Kaplan writes:
> > > > > $ 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?)
Ah, OK, thanks. But is it a serious problem is one has 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 tried it.
startx -config /etc/X11/xorg.conf_test -- :1
but it still says that /etc/X11/xorg.conf is used (and if I hide
xorg.conf, then it says config file cannot be found). Too bad.
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