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Old 09-21-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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can't open nvidia-settings


Slackware 14 x64 KDE (kernel 3.10.12)

Nvidia driver 319.49

I can't seem to get nvidia-settings control panel to open. have tried to open it from menu, from icon & from terminal.

Does anyone know how to fix this?
 
Old 09-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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Are there any error messages when you start nvidia-settings from the terminal? Dose it halt there and show no GUI window, or does it exit silently?
 
Old 09-22-2013, 07:55 AM   #3
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thank you guanx.

no error message from any attempts at launching it. the only sign of life is after clicking nvidia icon (either from desktop or panel or menu>settings>nvidia x server settings), i get the little bouncing icon that follows the mouse pointer around for about 30 seconds or so.
 
Old 09-22-2013, 08:28 AM   #4
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Please launch it in a terminal this way:
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nvidia-settings 2>errors.txt
Post content of file errors.txt after that or tell us if it's an empty file.
 
Old 09-22-2013, 09:19 AM   #5
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thanks Didier Spaier

the 1st time i entered nvidia-settings 2>errors.txt as root, the GUI appeared! (in a different window, of course)

but after that, nothing. entering nvidia-settings 2>errors.txt as root# or as user$ does nothing; no GUI, no text, nothing.

Last edited by Rita G.; 09-22-2013 at 09:21 AM.
 
Old 09-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #6
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Make sure your hostname is listed in /etc/hosts. Should be something like: 127.0.0.1 myhostname

For me nvidia-settings would take literally 5 minutes or more to start, until I corrected my /etc/hosts file.
 
Old 09-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #7
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thanks Beelzebud,

but that doesn't do it either.
 
Old 09-22-2013, 03:42 PM   #8
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So, can you please take a look at the previous posts in this thread --
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Are there any error messages when you start nvidia-settings from the terminal?
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Originally Posted by guanx View Post
Dose it halt there and show no GUI window, or does it exit silently?
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Please launch it in a terminal this way:
Code:
nvidia-settings 2>errors.txt
Post content of file errors.txt after that

Last edited by guanx; 09-22-2013 at 03:44 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2013, 03:54 PM   #9
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1. no error messages

2. it halts there and shows no GUI window

3. it halts there . . and file errors.txt is empty
 
  


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