Xorg.conf vs. Xorg.config With BFG Nvidia G71 [GeForce 7300GS] & Hardy 64 Bit
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Oct 20 21:54:56 UTC 2008
--- On Mon, 10/20/08, Dave Woyciesjes <woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> From: Dave Woyciesjes <woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: Xorg.conf vs. Xorg.config With BFG Nvidia G71 [GeForce 7300GS] & Hardy 64 Bit
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Monday, October 20, 2008, 8:07 AM
> 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
> > "nvidia-glx-new-envy"
> > > 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
> > > xorg.conf trial files set up with xfix,
> nvidia-settings, nvidia-xconfig,
> > > whatever, but when I try to enable Compiz via
> > > kmenu->System->Desktop Effects, it
> tells me to reboot so the driver
> > is
> > > 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
> > am
> > > of what to do. Specifically:
> > > 1. Am I using the right driver for my
> graphics card(nvidia or
> > >
> > nvidia-glx-new-envy)?
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> 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
> install compizconfig-settings-manager.
So far, I'm with you except for having compizconfig-setings installed. It is now installed. I know see it one matter to activate compiz and totally another to configure it. Your post will help on this. Thanks.
> That was all, no editing of xorg.conf from the
> terminal. I just
> looked, and I only have xorg.conf, no xorg.config.
Well, I have manually edited xorg.conf several times some with succuess, some not. I guess I'm the only Ubutu Hardy user with xorg.confif file in my /etc/X11. I still wonder why I can run with xorg.conf deleted and X still works but no one has commented.
> 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).
Thanks to a new relatively upscale machine, I don't have that problem. Running 65C well below max. BTW, I couldn't get my card to work with nvidia-glx or nvidia-glx-new.
> Let me know how you make out....
well, I think I'm running at 1680x1050 native resolution but not sure how to verify that. I still have "nvidia" driver in xorg.conf and "nvidia-glx-new-envy in xorg.conf and if I remove xorg.conf I can't tell the difference in resolution. Wish I knew what I'm doing or better, what Hardy is doing.
Dave, thanks for the details I needed. Much appreciated.
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
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