xorg.conf permissions

Brandon Vincent Brandon.Vincent at asu.edu
Sun Dec 21 17:07:33 UTC 2014

On Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM, steve reilly <steve at reillyblog.com> wrote:
> python-gtk2 is installed, nvidia-settings runs fine when opening with
> any user.  Im on 12.04.5.

This error has been around for some time and has a couple of related
bug reports open in Launchpad. Could you try the following?

sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old
sudo nvidia-xconfig
gksudo nvidia-settings

This will backup the old X configuration file to xorg.conf.old,
nvidia-xconfig will generate a new file, and gksudo will start the
nvidia-settings program properly as root (since its a graphical

Brandon Vincent

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