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Old 07-21-2006, 02:12 AM   #1
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hi guys.I've just installed the nvidia drivers.i have seen that the xorg.conf file is used by the Xserver.What should i add into xorg in order to enable the nvidia drivers? and in which section i should add them up? my xorg.conf file looks like

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660

Section "Extensions"
Old 07-21-2006, 04:16 AM   #2
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Surely that's not your entire xorg.conf? There are instructions on what to change here. NVIDIA also have a tool that will do it for you, but I've never used it.
Old 07-21-2006, 05:06 AM   #3
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hello. are you using the kernel's driver or the one that came from nvidia? if you're not using the driver from nvidia, doing xorgconfig is enough i guess.
Old 07-21-2006, 05:11 AM   #4
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i got the bin file from nvidia, it always has to compile custom interface against my kernel headers (using arch) but the last step it asks if i want it to edit my xorg.conf to change the driver, what version are you using?
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Search for the tool offered by nvidia, it's easier. But if you do decide to edit your xorg.cfg file, be sure to make a backup first and have a linux edition that is bootable from the CD, just in case. Maybe I am more unlucky, but when I had Slackware and tried to edit this, I had to reedit about 10 times before I got it right (you will see you have to change more than is in the tutorial). Also if you post your full file here, someone who knows more about it than me can tell you exactly what you need to change.
Old 07-21-2006, 05:17 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by ethics
what version are you using?
sorry but i'm not using the nvidia driver from nvidia.con. i'm only using nvidiafb now. if i use a different driver, my console resolution will go back to 800x600.

and i agree with Valkyrie_of_valhalla i guess you have no choice but to edit the file.
Old 07-21-2006, 05:18 AM   #7
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sigh.. didnt scroll up. my bad.. now i can see the whole code. just removed the line Driver "nv" and replaced with Driver "nvidia" and its done. thanks anyway


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