How exactly do I edit this Xorg file?

Zhong Jiang October 25, 2012
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I’m trying to configure my video driver, but some of the languages used are unfamiliar to me, especially comments. I know that everything behind the line is ignored, but if I want to enable it, should I skip one line and add the whole line down?:

#Option “NoAccel” # []
Option “NoAccel”

Here’s what it looks like after I’ve created a new xorg.conf.new after running xorg -configure in console mode, then I moved the new xorg file into /etc/x11, accidentally named it x11, so I changed the name and then moved it to /etc/x11/.

Section “Device”
### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: : integer, : float, : “True”/”False”,
### : “String”, : ” Hz/kHz/MHz”
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option “NoAccel” # []
Option “NoAccel”
#Option “SWcursor” # []
Option “Swcursor”
#Option “Dac6Bit” # []
#Option “Dac8Bit” # []
#Option “BusType” # []
#Option “CPPIOMode” # []
#Option “CPusecTimeout” #
#Option “AGPMode” #
#Option “AGPFastWrite” # []
#Option “AGPSize” #
#Option “GARTSize” #
#Option “RingSize” #
#Option “BufferSize” #
#Option “EnableDepthMoves” # []
#Option “EnablePageFlip” # []
#Option “NoBackBuffer” # []
#Option “DMAForXv” # []
#Option “FBTexPercent” #
#Option “DepthBits” #
#Option “PCIAPERSize” #
#Option “AccelDFS” # []
#Option “IgnoreEDID” # []
#Option “CustomEDID” # []
#Option “DisplayPriority” # []
#Option “PanelSize” # []
#Option “ForceMinDotClock” #
#Option “ColorTiling” # []
#Option “VideoKey” #
#Option “RageTheatreCrystal” #
#Option “RageTheatreTunerPort” #
#Option “RageTheatreCompositePort” #
#Option “RageTheatreSVideoPort” #
#Option “TunerType” #
#Option “RageTheatreMicrocPath” #
#Option “RageTheatreMicrocType” #
#Option “ScalerWidth” #
#Option “RenderAccel” # []
#Option “SubPixelOrder” # []
#Option “ClockGating” # []
#Option “VGAAccess” # []
#Option “ReverseDDC” # []
#Option “LVDSProbePLL” # []
#Option “AccelMethod” #
#Option “DRI” # []
#Option “ConnectorTable” #
#Option “DefaultConnectorTable” # []
#Option “DefaultTMDSPLL” # []
#Option “TVDACLoadDetect” # []
#Option “ForceTVOut” # []
#Option “TVStandard” #
#Option “IgnoreLidStatus” # []
#Option “DefaultTVDACAdj” # []
#Option “Int10” # []
#Option “EXAVSync” # []
#Option “ATOMTVOut” # []
#Option “R4xxATOM” # []
#Option “ForceLowPowerMode” # []
#Option “DynamicPM” # []
#Option “NewPLL” # []
#Option “ZaphodHeads” #
Identifier “Card0”
Driver “radeon”
VendorName “ATI Technologies Inc”
BoardName “M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200]”
BusID “PCI:1:5:0”
EndSection

How should I go no enabling or changing some variables?

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  1. Anonymous
    October 26, 2012 at 4:26 am

    To enable a currently disabled entry, just remove the leading hash mark so it is no longer a comment. To alter the value of an entry, put the new value in quotes after the option. Also, the X in /etc/X11 should be capitalized, not lowercase. For full details of the xorg.conf file, see here. NOTE: This is for version 7.7. If you are using a prior version, they still have the documentation going back to version 6.0 on the site.