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Old 01-20-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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NVIDIA Driver Installation


Hi to all

Recently i installed the driver for my GeForce 8600 GT card.
The driver (latest version) was taken from the official NVIDIA website ...
The Installation proceeded without any problems (guided by NVIDIA installer), I reboot my system, and finally it was time to configure the X-Server, by clicking on: System Tools > NVIDIA X Server Settings icon. I make the necessary changes and save them to .nvidia-settings-rc file in my home directory. All's well but ..

when i reboot, the changes are loaded ok, but they are not applied automatically to my desktop. I have to click again to the same icon to see any difference on contrast , brightness , e.t.c.

Why ?

I use Debian Lenny AMD64, and Gnome Desktop environment ...

Thanks in advance ...
Vas!
 
Old 01-20-2009, 01:39 PM   #2
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manually configure it via the command line. /etc/X11/xorg.conf is the file to edit. read the NVIDIA howto guide as it has all of the details you will need.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 03:28 PM   #3
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manually configure it via the command line. /etc/X11/xorg.conf is the file to edit. read the NVIDIA howto guide as it has all of the details you will need.
Thanks !
I'll give it a try ...

Vas
 
Old 01-20-2009, 07:52 PM   #4
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manually configure it via the command line. /etc/X11/xorg.conf is the file to edit. read the NVIDIA howto guide as it has all of the details you will need.
Hi friends ...

After some (unsuccessful) trials, I finally did it !
I post what I did, in case someone else run upon the same difficulties like me.

The trick is to Configure the NVIDIA driver and then load our settings, AFTER X Manager is loaded, and AFTER we login! Let us assume that we have already install NVIDIA driver successfully and also use Gnome environment (for KDE the procedure is similar). So ...

1. login in Gnome (as a normal user)

2. Open a terminal and type nvidia-settings
This pop-up NVIDIA's configuration editor.

3. Make any modifications you like and then, at the bottom, select nvidia-settings Configuration > Save Current Configuration
. Accept the default file name .nvidia-settings-rc (it is saved in your $HOME dir.) and click Ok. Then Click Quit. Now you can close the Terminal also

4. From the Gnome's menu select: System > Preferences > Sessions.
Make sure the tab Startup Programs is selected and click Add. In the Command field type: nvidia-settings --load-config-only and Click Ok. A new session has created! Click Close.

Now, every time you login in your Desktop, your prefered NVIDIA settings will automatically loaded.

Hope I helped o.k

P.S the manual suggests to put the line nvidia-settings --load-config-only in the .xinitrc file at the $HOME dir. This didn't worked for me. Neither it helped to put it in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc file. Tried every logical combination ...

Regards
Vas!

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