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Old 01-28-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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PclOS gnome + nvidia 6150 + Compiz Fusion

Hi all,

I installed recently on my hp dv2000 and after having the first update, I installed the nvidia 97xx drivers from synaptic and after restarting the X, things have turned somehow bigger (incl the clock). The nvidia settings show the right resolution 1280x800 tho, I am able to turn on the 3D effects, I do it but nothing happens... any idea why?

another thing is that the date of my pc is blocked on 01012003 and my clock some minutes before... and there is no option to correct??

thanks in advance
Old 04-01-2008, 01:04 PM   #2
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PCLinuxOS (just like Mandriva on which it is based) has its own tool for advanced configuration. Go to Sytem > Administration > Configure your computer or just type pcc in a terminal. Give root password. Now you're inside PCLinuxOS Control Center.
To set up your clock go to System > Adjust the date and the time. Restart X for the changes to take effect.
To set up your nvidia card and monitor go to PCC > Hardware > Setup the graphical server and choose according to your hardware (monitor type, resolution video card...) Restart X every time you're prompted to... If you want to adjust your DPI you will have to manually edit your xorg.conf file after you have installed your driver by adding the following lines (e.g. for 96dpi):
Option "UseEdidDpi" "False"
Option "DPI" "96 x 96"
So the "Device" section looks similar to this:
Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX and later"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "DPMS"
Option "UseEdidDpi" "False"
Option "DPI" "96 x 96"
Also in PCC > Hardware you have Configure 3d desktop effects if you want to enable that. Of course you must have Compiz-Fusion installed. That should be available in Synaptic... look for a package named task-compiz-fusion-gnome or something like that...
To be honest I don't know if your graphic card will be able to provide spectacular 3d effects...

Also NOTE that:
The values from nvidia-settings are saved inside each user's account in ~/.nvidia-settings-rc. This file is an INI file format and is used just by nvidia-settings. This file isn't loaded automatically unless running nvidia-settings --load-config-only manually or in your login scripts. Meanwhile, the server settings (including the NVIDIA-specific options) are saved in the xorg.conf. For command line controls, there is NVIDIA's nvidia-xconfig utility, which is also open-source. In addition, nvidia-settings supports --query and --assign arguments for obtaining and setting the options.


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