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    My Xorg is broken I think

    Hello,

    I have a Latitude (Dell) d830 and I am running Hardy, and everytime I enable the Nvidia driver (Quadra NVS 140) the machine reboots and I have a grey screen with a black bar down the middle. Having looked at my Xorg.conf file (not knowing much about it) it looks like it's missing some information. I wondered if someone could look and see any problems. It is below..

    # 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.
    #
    # 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 "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

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

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection




    Many thanks in advance. Also, obviously because of this, I cannot get Desktop Effects to work without the NVidia driver.

    AceMan

    AceMan

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    Re: My Xorg is broken I think

    edit: I'm overly zealous. Try this first, and restart X.
    Code:
    $ sudo nvidia-xconfig -d 24 --allow-glx-with-composite --add-argb-glx-visuals --randr-rotation
    If it doesn't work, read on.



    Quote Originally Posted by me
    I'd try this. Make a backup of your xorg.conf first.
    Code:
    $ sudo aptitude purge ~nnvidia
    $ sudo aptitude install nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-settings
    $ sudo nvidia-xconfig -d 24 --allow-glx-with-composite --add-argb-glx-visuals --randr-rotation
    Looking at this list of Nvidia Legacy devices, it seems like you need that driver. I'm not sure if the Hardy package includes the 1.0-96xx or the 1.0-71xx driver version, though, and frankly it confuses me.

    One alternative, if that doesn't work, is to redo it and have envyNG install the drivers, replacing the second command.
    Code:
    $ sudo aptitude purge ~nnvidia
    $ sudo aptitude install envyng
    $ sudo envyng -t          # install Nvidia driver
    $ sudo nvidia-xconfig -d 24 --allow-glx-with-composite --add-argb-glx-visuals --randr-rotation
    Last edited by Zorael; April 30th, 2008 at 08:39 PM.
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    Re: My Xorg is broken I think

    Okay with this..
    sudo nvidia-xconfig -d 24 --allow-glx-with-composite --add-argb-glx-visuals --randr-rotation

    I got this..
    Using X configuration file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".

    VALIDATION ERROR: Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
    Device section "Configured Video Device" must have a Driver
    line.

    Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True" added to Screen "Screen0".
    Option "RandRRotation" "True" added to Screen "Screen0".
    Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True" added to Screen "Screen0".
    Backed up file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' as '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'
    New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'

    As for Envy, I have that program install the drivers, reboot, and blank screen. I am confused if this is a driver issue, or my monitor. Trying your other suggestions now.

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    Re: My Xorg is broken I think

    With this..

    sudo install nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-settings

    I get this..

    install: cannot stat `nvidia-glx-legacy': No such file or directory



    I do appreciate your help.

    AceMan

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    Re: My Xorg is broken I think

    Typo, supposed to be sudo aptitude install. My bad.
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    Re: My Xorg is broken I think

    Quote Originally Posted by Zorael View Post
    Typo, supposed to be sudo aptitude install. My bad.

    No problem, thanks for the help.

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