Understanding the XF86Config File

Like most other aspects of configuring FreeBSD, the X-Windows configuration is controlled by a configuration file that is plain text. The primary X-Windows configuration file is located in /etc/X11 and is called XF86Config. This is the file that is created and/or modified by xf86cfg (the GUI interface for X-Windows configuration) and also by xf86config (the text-based interface for X-Windows configuration that was covered in the previous chapter. These configuration tools have made X-Windows configuration much easier than it used to be when these files had to be edited by hand.

However, there are still some situations in which you might need to make changes to the configuration file by hand. For example, if your ...

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