My xorg.conf file was improperly written by the nVidia xserver configuration tool today, and wouldn’t you know it, it was when I had just gotten to the Airport and didnt’ have wifi yet. It’s cool. just a little reading of the error logs showed me I needed to do 1 quick thing.

My ‘ServerLayout’ section looked like this:

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen     0   "Screen0" -1600-0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

This was for my dual monitor hookup that I have at home. Well guess what isn’t there….my 2nd monitor and the tool I used to re-write the conf file did so incorrectly. It should look like this:

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen         "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Posted by Chris Klosowski

Chris Klosowski is the Director of Technology at Sandhills Development, LLC, creators of fine WordPress plugins, and ecommerce solutions.

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