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Read Me

 = Readme for xorg-edit =
 =========================

WARNING: Improper use of this tool can cause damage to your xorg.conf and may not start your Xserver.
In this case see "Troubleshooting" section.

More information at http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/xorg-edit (only in German!)


 = Install binary =
 ===================

 == Dependencies ==
 ===================

For using the program you need the following packages

  libwxgtk2.6 or libwxgtk2.8
  xserver-xorg


 == Starting ==
 ==============

After dowloading xorg-edit_VERSION_bin.tar.gz extract the file to your home directory.
Then you open a terminal, go to the correct directory

  cd  ~/xorg-edit-VERSION

and start the program with

  ./xorg-edit


 == Edit xorg.conf ==
 =====================

For editing the xorg.conf resp. saving changes you must open the program as root

  sudo ./xorg-edit


 == Create link == 
 ==================

In Gnome you can create a link in the panel or on the desktop easily. Just enter

  gksudo /home/USERNAME/xorg-edit-VERSION/xorg-edit

as command, where USERNAME has to be set correctly.


 == Language is wrong ==
 ========================

See "Troubleshooting -> Install language file".


 == Program can not be executed ==
 ==================================

See "Troubleshooting -> Set execution rights".


 = Compile program =
 ====================

 == Dependencies ==
 ===================

For compiling the program you need the following packages

  build-essential
  libwxgtk2.6 and libwxgtk2.6-dev or libwxgtk2.8 and livwxgtk2.8-dev


 == Compilation ==
 ==================

After downloading xorg-edit_VERSION_src.tar.gz extract the file to your home directory.
Then you open a terminal and go to the directory with the sources. The Makefile inside
should compile the program correctly. So you just need to type

  make

You will find the programm xorg-edit in same directory and can start it from there.

 == Installation ==
 ==================

If you want to install the program just type

  make install

resp.

  checkinstall

The program will be installed to /usr/local, but you can change this
in the makefile xorgedit/Makefile.

 == Deinstallation ==
 ==================

If you want to remove the program type

  make uninstall

or use your package management if you used checkinstall.


 = Troubleshooting =
 ====================

 == Restore backup in terminal or console ==
 ============================================

In case of a misconfigured xorg.conf the XServer may not start, so you need to restore a backup of an
old config file. Just login in the console and type

  cd /etc/X11

to go to the XServer directory. With

  ls xorg.conf_*

you can see all backup files. In most cases it's the best to restore the last saved file with

  cp xorg.conf_DATE_TIME xorg.conf

where DATE and TIME should match the correct values (without any separators).

After restarting XServer everything should be fine.


 == Reconfigure XServer ==
 ==========================

If a backup doesn not help try reconfiguring XServer with

  sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg


 == Install Language File ==
 ============================

The German language file is stored in the directory de_DE. It's important that the file xorg-edit
is started in the same directory as this folder otherwise the language file will not be found.
For an English version you need no special language files.

 == Settings execution rights ==
 ================================

After extracting the binary archiv it may happen that you can not execute the file. So set the rights with

  sudo chmod +x xorg-edit