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Old 09-20-2007, 11:57 PM   #1
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Failed to start the X server


ok so i put in a pny geeforce 8500gt graphics card in my ubuntu pc and when i boot up i get



" $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg "


and if i do this it only changes the settings on my linux os, not my hardware right?
 
Old 09-21-2007, 12:05 AM   #2
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it will change the X.org settings
 
Old 09-21-2007, 12:06 AM   #3
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it will change the X.org settings
what will that do exactly? because i might get windows vista and i dont know if this will save the settings on my harddrive or on my bios settings
 
Old 09-21-2007, 12:12 AM   #4
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geforce 8500gt graphics card
OK - got it...
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and if i do this [$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg] it only changes the settings on my linux os, not my hardware right?
Right.

Did you have a problem?

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what will that do exactly? because i might get windows vista and i dont know if this will save the settings on my harddrive or on my bios settings
The reconfigure attempts to set your /etc/X11/xorg.conf to account for HW changes. Look at it with "less /etc/X11/xorg.conf". After the reconfigure, it should be using the nv driver for video, which you may be able to change for the proprietary nvidia driver with the restricted driver manager.

Your BIOS is not used to run the advanced features of your videocard. After boot, linux dosn't bother with it. Usually, in fact, Windows will mess up cards for linux instead - exactly as you fear - by modifying BIOS stuff... maybe leaving a card in a sleep mode when it logs out.

If this card is DirectX 10 compliant or HDCP compliant, you should be aware that it is broken by design.

Also look at:
https://launchpad.net/envy

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 09-21-2007 at 12:16 AM.
 
Old 09-21-2007, 12:16 AM   #5
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what will that do exactly? because i might get windows vista and i dont know if this will save the settings on my harddrive or on my bios settings
it will change the settings to X.org, which is the x server which is used to control x11 which controls the windows on your screen, not the BIOS which you have to configure by going through by pressing a button when your computer first starts up
 
Old 09-21-2007, 08:02 PM   #6
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it will change the settings to X.org, which is the x server which is used to control x11 which controls the windows on your screen, not the BIOS which you have to configure by going through by pressing a button when your computer first starts up
if i get vista and put it on the pc it would work right? i think the problem is that my card isnt supported by linux
 
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How would I know if vista has the right drivers, do I look like I run vista?
 
  


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