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Old 07-26-2009, 05:50 PM   #1
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Need help with Kubuntu: KDE & xorg.conf

I installed Kubuntu 9.04

I have a question about KDE as well as xorg.conf

I have some issues with KDE:
When I first installed Kubuntu the resolution and refresh rate was set
to: 1600x1200. I was having thin white lines flickering through the
desktop. This is the same for other distros, but was fixed when I lowered the resolution to 1280x1024.

I set the resolution and refresh rate for the monitor to 1280x1024 which
usually fixes this, but when I use Kubuntu with the new settings
I still get this problem.

I'm also having a hard time finding applications when I minimize them,
they are lost somewhere. I don't see them on the task bar.

Is Kubuntu buggy with KDE I read an article on the
internet that says Kubuntu 9.04 uses KDE from the unstable repsoitory?
Would there be less problems installing Ubuntu instead or can I fix this?

I also have a copy of the xorg.conf file:
I got this from running: sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
There doesn't seem to be much information showing: drivers, video card,
etc. Can I get another xorg.conf file that would show more?
I want to install a nvidia driver:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT] (rev 15)
and I will need to edit the xorg.conf file. I would also like to see
more about how xorg is configured.

My xorg.conf file:
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"

Last edited by JosephS; 07-26-2009 at 06:32 PM.
Old 07-27-2009, 07:42 AM   #2
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Well we need to know if you have a CRT or LCD monitor, in the case of CRT the white lines are likely due to incorrect refresh rates for the chosen resolution. As for the Xorg file for configuration the format has been streamlined in newer versions that's why there isn't much there. Finally as for installing the nvidia drivers if you download the installer from their site and run it (You will need to make your kernel headers, gcc, and make installed) they have a config utility that will backup the original xorg and create a new one for you.


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