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I'm in the middle of trying to setup dual monitors on ubuntu and would like to backup my xorg.conf...

The documentation I've been thus far say to do the following:

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup

But I don't see the xorg.conf file anywhere... Am I missing something? Where is this located?

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Quoting from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1437980:

Current version of X.org don't use a xorg.conf by default but try to recognize everything automatically. If you create a xorg.conf it will be used.

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If you use a NVidia card Mikey, just use: sudo nvidia-xconfig (do a reboot) and then sudo nvidia-settings from the normal environment. Best way to set it up. –  Shiki May 16 '10 at 16:39
    
AWESOME. That explains a lot. Thanks! @Shiki THANKS! That utility makes things a lot easier. –  Mike B May 16 '10 at 16:53
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