xorg.conf crossover 12.3 X Windows configuration questions

Gidday Boardsters

When I first installed OpenSuse 12.4 64bit for the first time I upgraded every time the popup came along and told me I had to upgrade. Due to this I have no idea what version I’m now running and I’m not desirous of installing an upgrade by way of a complete system install just yet, it took me long enough to get this far. uname -ra gives me: Linux zeus.pelnet.net 3.7.10-1.1-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 28 15:06:29 UTC 2013 (82d3f21) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux. Oh, I just found it, I’m running Dartmouth :slight_smile: 12.3.

The issue I have regards X. Is there a better way to install various X features/drivers other than the X challenged & thus vastly lacking “yast”, (in which I have found none) and then save such into an “xorg.conf” file? I used to use Mandriva so if anyone knows about how it goes about setting X drivers this knowledge may be of some help. It’s gotten me until now to debug the unsupported Matrox software drivers for this system and the card. The software is now compiling nicely now I need to find an “xorg.conf” file compatible with the data found in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d directory that this driver software (newly compiled) does not understand.

That is why I need an xorg.conf file and I’d be grateful for any amazing, novel, bright, ingenious ideas.

Bless your cottonsox.

OK, by “12.4” you seem to really mean 12.3.

By “upgrade” I assume you really mean “update” – You’re not changing distros but simply updating to the latest packages available on that distro (side note, I’ve recently noticed that Ubuntu mangles the meaning up upgrade internally, and use the word as I think you are). To my knowledge, as long as you are using the same GPU driver you will always use the same xorg.conf file and since development on Matrox drivers ended something like… 9 years ago at least… I doubt you’ll ever change the xorg.conf for this hardware no matter any other changes.

BTW - If you have a working xorg.conf that works on 12.3, I’d really appreciate if you post it somewhere… if not here then on pastebin or somewhere else. I couldn’t find a working xorg so have been running in text mode only on that machine.


Aha, quite right.

I’ve been mucking around with various xorg.conf files and they all seem to fail. Having looked into the contents of files in the *conf.d directory the next thing I’m going to try is putting the parameters that the Matox installer expects to put into xorg.conf into the appropriate files in said directory. The only real changes I can see are: replacing the “vesa” driver with “mtx” and loading “MTXCFG” into the module section.