How to create a fresh xorg.conf file

In working with multiple monitors under Ubuntu Gutsy, I’ve had to tweak the dreaded xorg.conf file from time to time. Occasionally, I’ve had to start from scratch and create a fresh xorg.conf file. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Choose Applications > Accessories > Terminal.
  2. In the Terminal window, enter
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

    then press

  3. If asked to enter your password, do so, then press Enter again.

xorg configuration then opens. Follow the instructions/prompts to create your new configuration.


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