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debian lenny, Xorg 7.3, and xorg.conf

I had problems after I installed debian lenny on my laptop, After some digging in the system I found that debian lenny now includes Xorg 7.3 , there's something that made me really lost regarding it, that it simply doesn't use the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf .. actually i didn't find it on my system. So - as I'm used to - issued the configuring command

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

and I was really surprised that the configurations was only for input devices (keyboard), and the generated xorg.conf was such a lame, contains only the following:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

After digging in this issue I found this thread in debian forums talking about living without xorg.conf and it's a feature in the new Xorg that its configurations is now automated.

After some more digging and searching I found out another thread also in debian forums explaining howto setup the resolution that you need in the new Xorg

anyway I have found a cool tool called grandr , it's a gtk interface for XRandR (X Resize and Rotate). Things are running fine for me now.

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