Nvidia driver problem

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 06:50:37 UTC 2011

On 09/27/2011 01:36 PM, Jon Anderson wrote:
> PERFECT!!! You got one! YAY!<wipes sweat away> You got a really good
> chance to get this working.
> Now try, as others have suggested:
> sudo nvidia-xconfig
> reboot
> / Do I want to do this,I already can get into Nvidia X server Settings
> and it list the driver that I think I need in it already(270.41.06) As
> You can see I'm aprehensive about doing anything ,if it screws up I have
> absolutely no idea how to fix it,(sudo scares me) I will Do what You
> suggest , I just want this verified before I do It. and thanks

Ok, you haven't kept us filled in on this development, you actually can 
run Nvidia X server settings and under the various tabs see that OpenGL 
is running and the like? While you're there, set your display the way 
you want it, if it needs changing. Later, if you want dual displays, 
this is where you set it, in the future.

At that point, under the X Server Display Configuration tab, in the 
lower right hand corner is the option to "Save to X Configuration File" 
option. Click that, check "append to existing file" and hit save
It'll ask for your password, enter that and hit enter. Won't hurt a THING!

Your /etc/X11.xorg.conf file should be showing that the driver is 
"nvidia" and not "vesa" now.

You are arrived. <whew!> Reboot. I need one of BC's drinks. 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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