One of the biggest Ubuntu stories on the net is the elimination of xorg.conf. They haven’t made it unnecessary, they’ve completely eliminated it. If you create one and edit it – it will have no effect. I have not yet upgrade to 8.10, so I can’t verify it, but so far I haven’t seen any news to the contrary. I think this is very much against the spirit of Linux. I think that people should not have to know that an xorg.conf exists, but I think if you are “smart” enough to know about it and want to muck about then you should be able to. Perhaps you want to run your monitor at a non-standard resolution or refresh rate; Or maybe the default settings don’t work well. Ubuntu – let’s make xorg.conf available for the tweakers and uncessary for the tyros. Then we will have the best of both worlds.