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Old 09-12-2015, 03:40 AM   #1
JackDinn
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xorg.conf not seen/run at boot ?


Hi,

I wont go into just how much trouble iv had trying to migrate over to linux but this line is just to give an idea (months and months of reading & searching).

I still have a pounding headache from yesterdays 12 hour marathon of searching to figure out how to shrink a LVM partition (still not solved yet) so im just going to ask and give my head a little rest.

problem:-
mint mate does not set my xorg.conf at boot. If i load nvidia configs GUI after boot it then adjusts all my video settings (gamma of 2nd monitor mainly) to how they should be i dont need to touch anything in the GUI just start it and then close it.

I have my xorg.conf at /etc/X11/xorg.conf

why does it not configure my video settings at boot?

cheers

Last edited by JackDinn; 09-12-2015 at 03:57 AM. Reason: syntax
 
Old 09-12-2015, 06:55 AM   #2
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It may depend on your distribution, and what you are trying to do.

Normally, there is no xorg.conf as the X server has been able to determine for itself what to do based on the hardware. Tweaks to what it is to do is usually in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d where only the sections being tweaked are put.

Some things that can cause problems is if you have two different video devices installed at the same time.

Very likely you won't get much help until you include what is reported during startup (the Xorg.conf file, the Xorg log entries...)

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Old 09-12-2015, 07:05 AM   #3
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Warning, this may cause issues:
What I tend to do is run nvidia-settings as root the first time and tell it to write xorg-conf and other settings. Then reboot and run nvidia-settings as the normal user and confirm settings are OK, saving the nvidia settings only if not.
 
Old 09-12-2015, 09:29 AM   #4
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well iv spent a lot of time working with the xorg because of a problem on KDE with screen tearing on my secondary output (TV) so im a little accustomed with them (but still much a newbie). However i never could figure it out so i ended up just switching from mint KDE to mint Mate

Iv just reset the comp several times and noticed it only sometimes starts out dark but others its starts fine , just more confusion

were on:-
Mint 17.2
DE mate
Nvidia GFX 770; driver propitiatory 355
using:- compiz+emerald+ciaroDock+conky

Code:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 346.72  (buildd@toyol)  Tue May 19 14:39:51 UTC 2015


Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Idek Iiyama PL2480H"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh     55.0 - 76.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce GTX 770"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "Stereo" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "DVI-I-1: 1920x1080_60 +0+0, HDMI-0: 1920x1080_60i +1920+0"
    Option         "SLI" "Off"
    Option         "MultiGPU" "Off"
    Option         "BaseMosaic" "off"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
Code:
#
# /home/greg/.nvidia-settings-rc
#
# Configuration file for nvidia-settings - the NVIDIA X Server Settings utility
# Generated on Sat Sep 12 14:14:11 2015
#

# ConfigProperties:

RcFileLocale = C
ToolTips = Yes
DisplayStatusBar = Yes
SliderTextEntries = Yes
IncludeDisplayNameInConfigFile = No
ShowQuitDialog = Yes
UpdateRulesOnProfileNameChange = Yes
Timer = Memory_Used_(GPU_0),Yes,3000
Timer = Thermal_Monitor_(GPU_0),Yes,1000
Timer = PowerMizer_Monitor_(GPU_0),Yes,1000

# Attributes:

0/SyncToVBlank=1
0/LogAniso=0
0/FSAA=0
0/TextureSharpen=0
0/TextureClamping=1
0/FXAA=0
0/AllowFlipping=1
0/FSAAAppControlled=1
0/LogAnisoAppControlled=1
0/OpenGLImageSettings=1
0/FSAAAppEnhanced=0
0/XVideoSyncToDisplayID=DVI-I-0
[DPY:DVI-I-0]/Dithering=0
[DPY:DVI-I-0]/DitheringMode=0
[DPY:DVI-I-0]/DitheringDepth=0
[DPY:DVI-I-0]/SynchronousPaletteUpdates=0
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/RedBrightness=0.000000
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/GreenBrightness=0.000000
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/BlueBrightness=0.000000
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/RedContrast=0.000000
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/GreenContrast=0.000000
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/BlueContrast=0.000000
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/RedGamma=1.000000
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/GreenGamma=1.000000
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/BlueGamma=1.000000
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/Dithering=0
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/DitheringMode=0
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/DitheringDepth=0
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/DigitalVibrance=0
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/ColorSpace=0
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/ColorRange=0
[DPY:DVI-I-1]/SynchronousPaletteUpdates=0
[DPY:HDMI-0]/RedBrightness=0.000000
[DPY:HDMI-0]/GreenBrightness=0.000000
[DPY:HDMI-0]/BlueBrightness=0.000000
[DPY:HDMI-0]/RedContrast=0.000000
[DPY:HDMI-0]/GreenContrast=0.000000
[DPY:HDMI-0]/BlueContrast=0.000000
[DPY:HDMI-0]/RedGamma=1.818182
[DPY:HDMI-0]/GreenGamma=1.818182
[DPY:HDMI-0]/BlueGamma=1.818182
[DPY:HDMI-0]/Dithering=0
[DPY:HDMI-0]/DitheringMode=0
[DPY:HDMI-0]/DitheringDepth=0
[DPY:HDMI-0]/DigitalVibrance=0
[DPY:HDMI-0]/ColorSpace=0
[DPY:HDMI-0]/ColorRange=0
[DPY:HDMI-0]/SynchronousPaletteUpdates=0
[DPY:DP-0]/Dithering=0
[DPY:DP-0]/DitheringMode=0
[DPY:DP-0]/DitheringDepth=0
[DPY:DP-0]/ColorSpace=0
[DPY:DP-0]/ColorRange=0
[DPY:DP-0]/SynchronousPaletteUpdates=0
[DPY:DVI-D-0]/Dithering=0
[DPY:DVI-D-0]/DitheringMode=0
[DPY:DVI-D-0]/DitheringDepth=0
[DPY:DVI-D-0]/ColorSpace=0
[DPY:DVI-D-0]/ColorRange=0
[DPY:DVI-D-0]/SynchronousPaletteUpdates=0
[DPY:DP-1]/Dithering=0
[DPY:DP-1]/DitheringMode=0
[DPY:DP-1]/DitheringDepth=0
[DPY:DP-1]/ColorSpace=0
[DPY:DP-1]/ColorRange=0
[DPY:DP-1]/SynchronousPaletteUpdates=0
if you need the xorg.0.log I'll post it on pastebin as it to long to post here.

Many thx all

Last edited by JackDinn; 09-12-2015 at 09:40 AM.
 
Old 09-12-2015, 09:35 AM   #5
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Have to admit I use XFCE because it just works with NVIDIA as two separate X servers. The others seem to be aware but don't always like to let you use both for panels and windows.
 
Old 09-12-2015, 09:38 AM   #6
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Have to admit I use XFCE because it just works with NVIDIA as two separate X servers. The others seem to be aware but don't always like to let you use both for panels and windows.
yea iv taken several months to figure that one out , i have no screen tearing on xfce or gnome or mate straight "out of the box", I love the looks of KDE but i just could not for the life of me stop the tearing no matter what suggestions i tried (and there are loads of them :-/ )
 
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lets back up a bit FIRST

you DID!!! blacklist Nouveau and REBUILD the boot image WITHOUT NOUVEAU!!!
-- RIGHT!!!!

then you installed the proprietary nvidia driver
( after disabling the OPENSOURCE nvidia driver )
 
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lets back up a bit FIRST

you DID!!! blacklist Nouveau and REBUILD the boot image WITHOUT NOUVEAU!!!
-- RIGHT!!!!

then you installed the proprietary nvidia driver
( after disabling the OPENSOURCE nvidia driver )
I don't think that should be necessary on Mint -- the uninstalling of nouveau and rebuilding boot images is part of the installation of the proprietary driver.
 
  


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