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C.3.2. The xorg.conf.d Directory

The X server supports two configuration directories. The /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ provides separate configuration files from vendors or third-party packages; changes to files in this directory may be overwritten by settings specified in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. The /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ directory stores user-specific configuration.
Files with the suffix .conf in configuration directories are parsed by the X server upon startup and are treated like part of the traditional xorg.conf configuration file. These files may contain one or more sections; for a description of the options in a section and the general layout of the configuration file, see Section C.3.3, “The xorg.conf File” or to the xorg.conf(5) man page. The X server essentially treats the collection of configuration files as one big file with entries from xorg.conf at the end. Users are encouraged to put custom configuration into /etc/xorg.conf and leave the directory for configuration snippets provided by the distribution.