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Old 09-15-2009, 03:58 PM   #1
dlemas
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You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration f


I am running a Dell Dimension 8300 with Ubuntu 9.04, Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz, GeForce FX 5200 (APG) and initially set up my dual monitors with little trouble. I was unable to save my settings in X Server settings- with the fail to parse error.

When I restarted my computer my settings were not saved and I am back to 1 screen. I have surfed various links that seem to describe the same problem however at this point I fear I may have deleted or modified a file.

Very frustrating

I need instructions for how to start from the top and then manually modify the xconfig file to include dual monitors. Also I would like the information to be saved to the xconfig file.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 06:51 PM   #2
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Here is a thread in ubuntu forums dealing with the parse error and a solution

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1101445

I googled
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ubuntu setup dual monitors
http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/08/...-dual-monitor/ this was one of many results that came up. Good luck.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 09:21 AM   #3
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.. And to keep the settings :

All commands must begin with : sudo
Also the command opening the GUI mentioned in the link
from @ highfructose327

Examples : sudo nvidia-settings
( and : sudo nvidia-xconfig ).
.....
 
Old 09-16-2009, 12:40 PM   #4
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Thanks. That worked!

cheers


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.. And to keep the settings :

All commands must begin with : sudo
Also the command opening the GUI mentioned in the link
from @ highfructose327

Examples : sudo nvidia-settings
( and : sudo nvidia-xconfig ).
.....
 
  


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