Understanding the xorg.conf File

Like most other components of FreeBSD, the X11 configuration is controlled by a configuration file that is in plain text. The primary X11 configuration file is located in /etc/X11 and is called xorg.conf. This is the file that is created or modified by xorgcfg (the menubased interface for X11 configuration you used back in Chapter 2) and also by xorgconfig (the text-based configuration script that was covered in the previous sections of this chapter). These configuration tools have made X11 configuration much easier than it used to be when the files had to be created and edited entirely by hand.

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

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