Where To Find a Ready-Made XF86Config file

If you can't seem to get X working using the guidelines above, refer
to the XFree86 HOWTO, recent versions of Installation and Getting
Started, and the instructions for the XF86Setup program. The contents
of the XF86Config file depend on the your exact combination of video
card and monitor. It can either be configured by hand, or using the
XF86Setup utility. Read the instructions that came with XFree86, in
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/etc. The file you probably need to look at most is
README.Config. You should not use the sample XF86Config.eg file which
is included with newer versions of XFree86 verbatim, because the wrong
video clock settings can damage your monitor. Please don't post to
comp.os.linux.x asking for an XF86Config, and please don't answer such
requests. If you have a laptop, look at the Linux Laptop Web page
("How To Find Out If a Notebook Runs Linux.") Many of the installation
notes also have the XF86Config file for the display. If you have a
desktop machine, there are a few sample XF86Config files at
ftp://metalab.unc.edu/. Refer also to the XFree86 FAQ
http://www.xfree.org/FAQ/ and the monitor timings list
http://www.xfree.org/#resources/, and in the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/
directory of your X distribution.



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