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gentooX overwriting xorg.conf

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:55 pm
by fastfourier
hi everyone

i have edited xorg.conf in gentooX to rotate my screen 90 degrees counter-clockwise ...

every time i reboot it the xorg.conf has been overwritten by something, and my

Option "Rotate" "CCW"

line has disappeared!

any ideas?



Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:49 pm
by clpalmer
Not really familiar with how it's generated, but given that there's xorg.conf.header and xorg.conf.footer present in /etc, I assume those are used as the head and tail and the center of the file is generated. Try adding your line to xorg.conf.header or footer and see if it appears in the final xorg.conf file.

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:19 pm
by fastfourier
no joy with that i'm afraid. xorg.conf.header contains all of the xorg.conf file, and xorg.conf.footer contains nothing. i tried putting stuff in both files, but none of it turned up in xorg.conf after bootup when i checked.

any more ideas?

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:34 pm
by clpalmer
grep -ri "xorg\.conf" /etc

Run that as root and see if it turns up any scripts that generate xorg.conf on boot and find out where they get it from.

Short of something there, you'll have to get help from someone who knows more about it. I don't run x-windows =/