As you know, xorg.conf is a X window system server configuration file. This configuration file is searched for in /etc/X11 folder when X server is stared. It allows you to configure your screens and graphics divers.

With previous versions of the Ubuntu Linux, you have to modify this file manually. This is a problem for beginners who don't understand how to edit the content of the file in correct syntaxes. For an IT person, he also worries about that because if he makes any mistakes, the X server can be broken. So, that should be nice if he make a copy of this file before changing some parameters there. Like this
sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup

Now, you can do it in Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) with the support of a graphical user interface. This tool makes the configuration of X Window easier.

To open this tool, you select System > Administration > Screens and Graphics

Then, you can select your graphics card and a right resolution of your screen. The configuration file xorg.conf will be updated automatically after you click "OK" button on this tool. Ubuntu Linux is better and better.


  1. Anonymous // 11/12/08, 11:10 AM  

    Hi, I do not have screens and graphics :(

  2. Xiaochuan // 4/11/09, 9:52 AM  

    I dont have either. How can I have it installed?