How to make xinit / startx to read my custom xorg.conf.d files?
rizzo at merlinx.de
Fri Jul 9 10:09:50 UTC 2021
As far as I know, lightdm reads ~/.xsession at startup while xinit reads ~/.xinitrc.
You could simply copy .xsession to .xinitrc and see what happens.
On Fri, 09 Jul 2021 01:55:28 +0000
Me <oblias at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am running Arch Linux with the i3 window manager. Today I switched from
> lightdm to xorg-xinit. I have read the available documentation, and
> configured things so that startx will start and run the X server, and i3wm
> runs fine after that. However, I have one very important problem that I
> cannot find an answer to.
> I have a Nvidia GPU with proprietary drivers installed, and I have created
> a file named 10-nvidia-drm-outputclass.conf in the
> /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ directory. The contents of that conf file are
> as follows:
> Section "OutputClass"
> Identifier "nvidia"
> MatchDriver "nvidia-drm"
> Driver "nvidia"
> Option "AllowEmptyInitialConfiguration"
> Option "Coolbits" "28"
> ModulePath "/usr/lib/nvidia/xorg"
> ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
> An important line in that file is the Option "Coolbits" "28" line, as it
> allows me to set a custom fan speed for my GPU, which I need for these
> warmer months.
> When I use startx that conf file is not being read, it seems. It is
> completely ignored, and I am unable to set a custom fan speed.
> Is there a conf file for xinit that I can use, create, or configure that
> will access the 10-nvidia-drm-outputclass.conf file, so that the GPU will
> run cooler via a custom fan speed?
> When using lightdm, it works like a charm. But as I say, xinit seems to
> not see/read/access that file.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
> Thank you!
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