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3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xorg-config.xml,v 1.1 2004/05/10 20:28:34 swift Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xorg-config.xml,v 1.2 2004/05/14 15:15:08 neysx Exp $ -->
4 4
5<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 5<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
6 6
7<guide link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml"> 7<guide link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">
8 8
9<title>The X Server Configuration HOWTO</title> 9<title>The X Server Configuration HOWTO</title>
10 10
11<author title="Author"> 11<author title="Author">
12 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 12 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
13</author> 13</author>
14 14
15<abstract> 15<abstract>
16Xorg is the X Window server which allows users to have a graphical 16Xorg is the X Window server which allows users to have a graphical
17environment at their fingertips. This HOWTO explains what Xorg is, how to 17environment at their fingertips. This HOWTO explains what Xorg is, how to
18install it and what the various configuration options are. 18install it and what the various configuration options are.
112<pre caption="Reinitialising the environment variables"> 112<pre caption="Reinitialising the environment variables">
113# <i>env-update</i> 113# <i>env-update</i>
114# <i>source /etc/profile</i> 114# <i>source /etc/profile</i>
115</pre> 115</pre>
116 116
117</body> 117</body>
118</section> 118</section>
119</chapter> 119</chapter>
120<chapter> 120<chapter>
121<title>Configuring Xorg</title> 121<title>Configuring Xorg</title>
122<section> 122<section>
123<title>The xorg.conf File</title> 123<title>The xorg.conf File</title>
124<body> 124<body>
125 125
126<p> 126<p>
127The configurationfile of Xorg is called <path>xorg.conf</path> and it 127The configuration file of Xorg is called <path>xorg.conf</path> and it
128resides in <path>/etc/X11</path>. The Xorg-X11 package provides an example 128resides in <path>/etc/X11</path>. The Xorg-X11 package provides an example
129configuration as <path>/etc/X11/xorg.conf.example</path> which you can use to 129configuration as <path>/etc/X11/xorg.conf.example</path> which you can use to
130create your own configuration. It is heavily commented, but if you are in need 130create your own configuration. It is heavily commented, but if you are in need
131of more documentation regarding the syntax, don't hesitate to read the man page: 131of more documentation regarding the syntax, don't hesitate to read the man page:
132</p> 132</p>
133 133
134<pre caption="Reading the xorg.conf man page"> 134<pre caption="Reading the xorg.conf man page">
135# <i>man 5 xorg.conf</i> 135# <i>man 5 xorg.conf</i>
136</pre> 136</pre>
137 137
138<p> 138<p>
139Happy reading for those of you willing to. We surely don't so we'll continue 139Happy reading for those of you willing to. We surely don't so we'll continue
140with checking out how we can create the file automatically. 140with checking out how we can create the file automatically.
141</p> 141</p>
142 142
306 Option "CoreKeyboard" 306 Option "CoreKeyboard"
307 Option "XkbRules" "xfree86" 307 Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
308 Option "XkbModel" "pc105" 308 Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
309 <i>Option "XkbLayout" "be"</i> 309 <i>Option "XkbLayout" "be"</i>
310EndSection 310EndSection
311</pre> 311</pre>
312 312
313</body> 313</body>
314</section> 314</section>
315<section> 315<section>
316<title>Configuring your Mouse</title> 316<title>Configuring your Mouse</title>
317<body> 317<body>
318 318
319<p> 319<p>
320If your mouse isn't working, you will first need to find out if it is detected 320If your mouse isn't working, you will first need to find out if it is detected
321by the kernel at all. PS/2 mouses are (device-wise) seen as 321by the kernel at all. PS/2 mice are (device-wise) seen as
322<path>/dev/psaux</path>. Other mouses (like USBs) are seen as 322<path>/dev/psaux</path>. Other mice (like USBs) are seen as
323<path>/dev/input</path> (or <path>/dev/input/mice</path>). In either case you 323<path>/dev/input</path> (or <path>/dev/input/mice</path>). In either case you
324can check if the devices do represent your mouse by checking the output of those 324can check if the devices do represent your mouse by checking the output of those
325files when you move your mouse. To end the session press <c>Ctrl-C</c>. 325files when you move your mouse. To end the session press <c>Ctrl-C</c>.
326</p> 326</p>
327 327
328<pre caption="Checking the device files"> 328<pre caption="Checking the device files">
329# <i>cat /dev/input</i> 329# <i>cat /dev/input</i>
330<comment>(Don't forget to press Ctrl-C to end this)</comment> 330<comment>(Don't forget to press Ctrl-C to end this)</comment>
331</pre> 331</pre>
332 332
333<p> 333<p>
334If your mouse isn't detected, verify if all the necessary modules are loaded. 334If your mouse isn't detected, verify if all the necessary modules are loaded.
335</p> 335</p>
336 336
337<p> 337<p>

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