Xorg.conf vs. Xorg.config With BFG Nvidia G71 [GeForce 7300GS] & Hardy 64 Bit
woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Mon Oct 20 13:07:52 UTC 2008
Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- On Sat, 10/18/08, Dave Woyciesjes <woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> From: Dave Woyciesjes <woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net>
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > Have both xorg config files in /etc/X11/ with the xorg.config(set up
> > with nvidia-xconfig or -settings) and contains the
> > driver that I want to use(newest available) but I can't determine by
> > googling if it
> will even work with my graphic card. Have had many
> > xorg.conf trial files set up with xfix, nvidia-settings, nvidia-xconfig,
> > whatever, but when I try to enable Compiz via kde4.1,
> > kmenu->System->Desktop Effects, it tells me to reboot so the driver
> > in effect to enable the desktop effects. When I do that, whatever
> > xorg.conf I'm using, it goes into low resolution mode again. Then have
> > to fix xorg.conf again, PITA, with the process being reproducable ad
> > infinitum. Virtually all the time I have to add a screen subsection
> > specifying my monitors(LG L226WTQ Flatron Wide lcd) native resolution to
> > get out of low res mode. I'm fairly sure I must be doing something
> > wrong but don't know what and the more I google the more uncertain I
> > of what to do. Specifically:
> > 1. Am I using the right driver for my graphics card(nvidia or
> > 2. When I bought the card, the tech man indicated it is a low end card
> > but capable of running most games and graphics. Is it sufficient to run
> > Compiz?
> > 3. What's the story on having two xorg configuration files?
> > Which one prevails or is somehow both used by X? Why can I remove the
> > xorg.conf file, leaving only xorg.config, and X still works? This
> > indicates to me that the nvidia-glx-new-envy driver is in effect. Is
> > that true? Note: "nvidia" is driver in xorg.conf and
> > "nvidia-glx-new-envy" is driver in xorg.config.
> > 4. How can I activate "Desktop Effects" or "Compiz"(I
> assume they are
> > the same thing) without going into low graphics mode after rebooting? Do
> > I need both xorg.conf and xorg.config? Specifically, which nvidia
> > driver do I need for my card(most advanced)?
> > Any guidance is most appreciated,
> Check my postings from 9/25 to the mail list. I threw a BFG nVidia 7600
> in one of my boxes, 32bit. I let Ubuntu install the restricted driver it
> wanted. I had already installed the nVidia control panel for the
> previous nVidia video card (I also added "gksudo" to the command line
> for the nVidia Control Panel applet(?). This allowed the nVidia control
> panel to save it's settings to xorg.conf; either append or overwrite.).
> Next I found I needed compiz config settings manager. And that was it.
> Flipping the cube, drawing fire on the screen, etc.... :)
> Hey Dave,
> Just got around to reading the Sept, 2008 archives and your post referenced
> above. It looks like you solved your own problem. I don't have nvidia control
> panel on my kde4.1 kmenu unless you mean nvidia-settings or nvidia-xconfig
> which I have both used. Sorry, I had
> read your post before and didn't get
> anything new out of it. I'm wondering though,did you get a xorg.config file
> generated from what you did or just the usual xorg.conf
> file. Are you using the "nvidia" driver or perhaps one of the "nvidia-glx-new-*"
> drivers instead. Thanks for your help.
> Now if someone could/would address some/all of my posted questions I may learn
> something needed regarding X configuration for my card.
> Thanks for any more replies.
> Leonard Chatagnier
> lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Okay. Here's the quick n dirty. I let the install use the default it
wanted. Then I let the Hardware Drivers install whatever proprietary
driver it thought was best. Then I used nvidia-settings to set it up.
The setup did not seem to persist through reboots, so I ended up editing
the menu item for nvidia-settings, added "gksudo" before the
nvidia-settings command. Once I got it tweaked the way I liked, I hit
the Save To X Configuration file, and chose to not merge. I assume it
did a complete replace. To get the advanced effects, I then had to
That was all, no editing of xorg.conf from the terminal. I just
looked, and I only have xorg.conf, no xorg.config.
Now, currently I had to switch back to my nVidia Quadro NVS 400 (
the powersupply couldn't keep up with the BFG), which is using nvidia in
the xorg.conf file (nvidia-glx).
Let me know how you make out....
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