Hm, when I do the ls command I get the following:
[greg@localhost ~]$ ls -l /etc/X11/xorg.conf
ls: cannot access /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
Okay. The message from trying to list the file shows it doesn't exist. From your previous post, it's impossible to tell what instructions you followed, as the link points to the entire Xorg Migration section of the forum.
I found this here: http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html and after doing a remove and a reboot it seems to have worked (whew!)
Looking at your first post, you say that you "just upgraded one of my computers to 2011 pclos". Before going further, did you install from one of the PCLinuxOS 2011 isos? Or did you upgrade a PCLinuxOS 2010 installation? Let's be sure you are really up to date by checking a couple of versions. Open a terminal and enter these two commands in the terminal. You do not need to be root user.rpm --version
You should see the following two version numbers. If you don't see those versions, you are not
up to date.RPM version 4.8.1
apt 0.5.15lorg3.95 for linux i386 compiled on Jun 10 2011 19:24:14
If you have lower version numbers, you must install and run aptupgrade before going any further
, as per this notice: http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,94949.0.html.
If you are unsure what to do, post in this thread. If you have the correct rpm and apt versions, proceed to the next step.
Out of curiousity, any way to make it spit out an xorg.conf file?
Yes, and I should have answered that. Because you have no existing config file, there's nothing to back up. Open the PCLinuxOS Control Center. Click on Hardware in the left panel and Configure Video Card in the right panel. Click the Graphic Card button at the top. You should accept the default selection, which is the one that is highlighted. Next, click the Monitor button and select Plug'n Play. Once you've done that, your monitor model should appear as text on the Monitor button. Click the Resolution button and select your desired screen resolution. Once you have selected the video card driver, the monitor and the screen size, click the Quit button. A screen with text describing your choices will appear. Click the Yes button to keep the changes. You will get a message that you need to reboot for changes to take effect. Click the OK button, close all windows, and REBOOT
The configuration file will be saved as /etc/X11/xorg.conf. There are other ways to accomplish this, but you should become familiar with using the PCLinuxOS Control Center first.