[CentOS] centos x11

Craig White craig.white at ttiltd.com
Wed Jul 13 20:13:34 UTC 2011

On Jul 13, 2011, at 1:10 PM, Ron Blizzard wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs> wrote:
>> Based on my experience on RHEL Beta1, "Xorg --configure" will create
>> xorg.conf which you can then tweak and use. On older Intel graphics chip
>> I had to use "nomodeset" kernel option to have normal picture.
>> New Xorg tries to read EDID information from monitor but monitor makers
>> EDID code is not always compatible with what Xorg expects. That is why
>> you get only minimal resolution and need xorg.conf file.
> I've had to fight this lack of xorg.conf in other distributions --
> that and the nouveau video driver and grub2 -- and was kind of
> dreading the day it would come to CentOS. At least we didn't get Gnome
> 3. Not quite sure why these kinds of changes are being made, but there
> are a lot of things I don't understand -- and I'm sure there are good
> reasons for all of it. I'll just adjust and find ways to work around
> it.
the reason that you don't want an xorg.conf file is that multiple users can have different display settings instead of being locked in by an overall configuration file.


More information about the CentOS mailing list