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  1. #1
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    Can configure NVIDIA settings

    I have xubuntu on a HP laptop, and just got the Nvidia driver installed. I am trying to configure a second monitor.

    However, everytime I try to edit the settings, through the GUI, I get
    Code:
    Failed to parse existing X config file /etc/X11/xorg.conf !
    I have followed various suggestions made in these forums, like
    Code:
    $ chmod 777 xorg.conf
    and also

    Code:
    $ sudo nvidia-settings
    and also

    Code:
    $ gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    and copying the contents to another file...

    but I get the same errors.

    when I do the sudo nvidia-settings, I get:

    Code:
    allan@xu:~$ sudo nvidia-settings
    [sudo] password for allan: 
    
    VALIDATION ERROR:  Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
    Undefined Device "(null)" referenced by Screen "Default Screen".
    
    Segmentation fault
    Any thoughts? What am I missing?

    My xorg.conf reads:
    Code:
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	DefaultDepth	24
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load	"glx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Default Device"
    	Driver	"nvidia"
    	Option	"NoLogo"	"True"
    EndSection

    Further...
    I took another suggestion, and deleted my existing xorg.conf file, and let Nvidia recreate it... and the new one definitely had more info, and settings (sounds good), but it isn't loading... I even chomod 777 it... still isn't loading.
    Last edited by zoomiest; April 8th, 2010 at 05:39 PM. Reason: more information to add

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    Re: Can configure NVIDIA settings

    Resolved.

    The fix had to do with deleting the xorg.conf file, and letting Nvidia create the new file with the command line

    Code:
    $ sudo nvidia-xconfig
    ...(instead of nvidia-settings). This time the new file that was created was successfully loaded.

    Then, when I went in to configure the twin screen with the gui with gksudo nvidia-settings, then, my systems's edits WERE finally saved...

    all is well, I now have twin screens on xubuntu.

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    Re: Can configure NVIDIA settings

    just select you choice in gui then when you save them click preview copy all and paste in xorg.conf log out log in and that is it off course back-up old xorg configuration
    that is how i do



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