Nvidia driver problem

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 03:44:33 UTC 2011

On 09/24/2011 06:21 PM, Jon Anderson wrote:
> 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"
> EndSection
> I have no clue what your boardname is. But, it should work with just
> Driver.
> Open a terminal window.
> cd /etc/X11
> cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.orig

My bad
sudo cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.orig
Enter your password, hit enter

> I get this in terminal= cp: cannot create regular file `xorg.conf.orig':
> Permission denied
> (you now have a copy of what works, even if half-assed.)
> sudo gedit xorg.conf
> just change that driver line to 'nvidia'

You should be in /etc/X11
type: ls
you should see the file xorg.conf
type: more xorg.conf
it should be full of all that text for your configuration.
then type: sudo gedit xorg.conf
and change that driver line to 'nvidia' replacing the 'vesa' entry.
log out
log back in.
If no go, then on to your bios. :) 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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