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Old 08-04-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Cannot see display settings in XFCE


I thought I'd try XFCE having used fluxbox for a while now, always keen to try something different.
I've installed everything XFCE related from the package manager and it is mostly working well. The problem that I am having though is that I cannot see the display settings. When I try to access them through the menus I am presented with the following: Unable to start the XFCE display settings - The video driver does not support video outputs.
My graphics card is GEForce 7050/nForce 610i. nVidia drivers are all up to date. So far I've been unable to find an answer on XFCE forums. Any ideas would be most welcome.
 
Old 08-05-2011, 01:47 PM   #2
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When you Googled the error, did you come across this --> http://old.nabble.com/Display-Settin...30699271.html? Also, if you're using nVidia drivers, there should be NVIDIA X Server Settings under the Setting menu in XFCE. This would be the better way to adjust the display settings.

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Old 08-05-2011, 03:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link, although there's stuff in there that is way over my head. I can make adjustments in the nVidia Xserver settings as you say. The truth is I thought that there might have been an option to turn off the screensaver (which had been an annoyance) in the display settings. I have since discovered the task manager as I searched /usr/bin, and there is the option to turn it off.
 
Old 08-05-2011, 09:38 PM   #4
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The other option would be to uninstall the screensaver application. The screensaver isn't part of XFCE. If your ditro pulls it as a dependency of XFCE, get a new distro.
 
Old 08-06-2011, 01:45 AM   #5
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Further investigation has shown me that xscreensaver has been present since before I installed XFCE, it just seems that it is on by default when I log in to an XFCE session. I have however discovered the xscreensaver-demo control panel in my distro's repos, and installed that. This gives me the option to switch to a blank screen after an idle period which is much more preferable to me.
 
  


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