View Full Version : [other] Problem with xorg.conf when used with nvidia-settings

July 9th, 2009, 03:15 AM
Xorg.conf hardly has anything with a 100 percent fresh Jaunty Jackalope installation:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
DefaultDepth 24

Section "Module"
Load "glx"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Default Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "True"

The problem is that saving changes failed with these errors and a segmentation fault occurred: (I never had one in at least a long time!)

VALIDATION ERROR: Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Undefined Device "(null)" referenced by Screen "Default Screen".

Segmentation fault


July 9th, 2009, 07:58 AM
Jaunty is taking a design practice of steering average users away from xorg.conf. In a few cases of compatibility with input devices, it still remains necessary. Most of those settings are shifting to other device drivers. The benefit comes in improved ease of use. A few of the new technologies require negotiation still.

In regards to nVidia drivers, why not just update the drivers? You can download "envyng-qt" from Synaptic if it helps.