NVidia-settings don't seem to be working

Phillip Sc. Boegh psb at ipl.dtu.dk
Tue Oct 25 12:48:08 UTC 2005

>> It worked before and now that I had to reinstall Ubuntu because I messed
>> up the previous install it doesn't seem to work like it should. Any
>> ideas as to what might be causing this?
If you have not done that yet, you do not need to reinstall just run:
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

> Run nvidia-settings. Change the settings to your liking. I set mine with
> no programs running. I have not seen your described problem, so maybe
> this is part of your answer?
> When you have changed your settings, an ~/.nvidia-settings-rc file is
> created that contains your settings.
> But when you exit nvidia-settings and restart your xserver, your
> settings go back to their default.
Yes funny!
> The secret (in Gnome) to make your settings active, is to go to System
>>> Preferences >> Sessions >> Startup Programs (tab) and make an entry
> for /usr/bin/nvidia-settings -l (the -l is a lowercase "-L", not a
> numeral one). Default order can be left at 50.
> When you start Gnome, nvidia-settings will run, it will read your config
> file ( the ~/.nvidia-settings-rc file), pass these values in this file
> to the xserver, and then nvidia-settings will exit.
> nvidia-settings has no man page, but you can get more information by
> typing 'nvidia-settings -h' in a Gnome-terminal.
You can change barely nothing running:
nvidia-settings from a console
Are there other nvidia-settings with more functionality?


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