Xorg.conf vs. Xorg.config With BFG Nvidia G71 [GeForce 7300GS] & Hardy 64 Bit

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Mon Oct 20 23:00:50 UTC 2008

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- On Mon, 10/20/08, Dave Woyciesjes <woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>     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 
>> 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.

	Yeah, not sure why it isn't included by default nowadays, or 
automagically installed when you turn on the advanced settings...

>>     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.

	Have you tried adding gksudo to the nvidia-settings, and using that to 
configure? Once you get it the way you like, have it write to the 
xorg.conf file, and have a look. I have yet to edit it by hand.
	As for xorg.config, rename it out of the wya and see what happens?

>>     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.

	Mayeb try removing both, reboot, and just take whatever the 
restrictedd/propreitary driver manager chooses?

>>     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.

	Don't know the details, but from what I gather reading here, X now 
dynamically detects hardware. IIRC, someone mentioned that xorg.conf 
isn't really needed anymore...

> Dave, thanks for the details I needed.  Much appreciated.

	No problemo. Just for giggles, try it the way I did, and see what it 
gives you. Then compare that to your hand-edited xorg.conf...

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