FreeBSD: Where Is xorg.conf? (+ How To Generate New One)Written by: Donovan / Last updated: Mar 21, 2022
xorg.conf in FreeBSD?
Not sure where to find it or how to generate a new configuration file?
Location of xorg.conf in FreeBSD
You can find it here (by default):
You may also find it here:
What if there is no xorg.conf file?
First option you have is to manually created it:
sudo touch /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You’ll have to fill in the details by hand this way.
Another option is to use the
Xorg -configure option:
This will generate an
xorg.conf file for you (
see man page
NVIDIA users only
If you have an NVIDIA and have X working already, use:
The configuration you save here will generate an
xorg.conf file for you (or edit the existing one).
Other useful info
Refer to the X log file in FreeBSD which can offer more info (including the whereabouts of
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | more
To do a general, system-wide search for
xorg.conf or any other file:
find / -name xorg
This command will do a recursive search starting from
/ for any file or directory containing