Nvidia driver problem

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 22:00:00 UTC 2011

On 09/24/2011 02:39 AM, Jon Anderson wrote:
> The driver that additional driver says is activated is just called
> Graphic driver(current) {recommended} But that says at the top of the
> program that "no proprietary are in use on the system and at at the
> bottom of the page it says "the driver is activated but not in use
.. I rest my case yer Honor. That is correct. xorg.conf hasn't told the 
system to use the nvidia driver. Like this:

  Section "Device"
     Identifier     "Device0"
     Driver         "nvidia"
     VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
     BoardName      "D9M-20"
     Option         "NoLogo" "True"

I have no clue what your boardname is. But, it should work with just 

Open a terminal window.

cd /etc/X11
cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.orig

(you now have a copy of what works, even if half-assed.)

sudo gedit xorg.conf
just change that driver line to 'nvidia'

Save that and exit

Log out and login again. It'll blow or go. :) Ric

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.

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