nvidia driver enabling in 11.04?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 06:13:22 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-08-03 at 15:07 -0700, Dave Stevens wrote:
> choked.ca/nvidia.png

cd into /etc/X11 and check what your xorg.conf file contains. It should
show that the driver is set to nvidia. Like this:
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Configured Video Device"
    Driver         "nvidia"

If you ain't got that, then for about the nth time this week, just crank
up nvidia X Server Settings, and let it save your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
file after you've messed around with the various settings. It should ask
for your su password. Sometimes that bit gets hidden behind. Once it's
written it should be all enabled for you then. Then recheck your
xorg.conf file and it should be corrected. Reboot and you might see the
nvidia splash screen. 

If not working now, something is seriously hammered. But, I personally
wouldn't use the nVidia supplied dot-run file. It uses different library
directories to install it's files to and something is bound to go wonky,
although I used it for years with RedHat as I had ~no other option~. 

Stick with the Ubuntu supplied route, if at all possible. Raise hell
about it, if it remains broken, with a bug report :) Ric

p/s I'm getting almost 30,000 fps, using glxgears, with an old crufty
FX-5500 board. You should be doing a LOT better with newer kit than my
old tired sh*t. 

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Linux user# 44256 

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