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Old 03-08-2010, 03:22 PM   #16
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Also you have to be in Console to install Nvidia drivers. It will error out if a window manager like gdm or kdm is running.
 
Old 03-09-2010, 02:10 PM   #17
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I think cbruffin is simply confusing terms; no doubt he used console to refer to the terminal.

Try this from the terminal: sudo nvidia-xconfig, then log out
I did this, and this is what it says:



Using x configuration file: "/ect/x11/xorg.conf".

VALIDATION ERROR: Data incomplete in file /ect/x11/xorg.conf.
Undefined device ("null") referenced by Screen "Default
Screen".

Backed up file '/ect/x11/xorg.conf' as '/ect/x11/xorg.conf.backup'
New X configuration file written to '/ect/x11/xorg.conf'
 
Old 03-09-2010, 06:26 PM   #18
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Is that "ect" a typo? It should be "etc".
 
Old 03-09-2010, 07:18 PM   #19
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Is that "ect" a typo? It should be "etc".
yes it is a typo. I am sorry.
 
Old 03-09-2010, 10:56 PM   #20
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Here is the xorg.conf from a computer that has a 7600GTS. Pasting this into your own xorg.conf should work but it may require some editing, especially the refresh rates of the "monitor" section and the mouse (which is PS2 instead of USB in the file below).
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# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder58) Fri Aug 14 18:33:37 PDT 2009

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
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"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 03-10-2010, 07:46 AM   #21
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I have an Nvidia 8800GTS myself. Here is my xorg.conf as well
Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder58)  Wed Dec  9 16:34:26 PST 2009

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

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
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"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
 
  


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