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    [SOLVED] Open source drivers for nvidia card options

    I am having some video card issues and I am trying to explore other options.

    I seem to remember reconfiguring my xorg on an older version of ubuntu on an older computer and I had a whole list of different drivers to choose from for my video card. Can some one tell me what command I need to use to get those options? I thought I was just reconfiguring xorg (sudo dpkg -reconfigure xorg.conf ) but that is mostly just asking about my keyboard layout and does not really do anything with my video/video card settings.
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    Re: Open source drivers for nvidia card options

    From synaptic install nvidia-settings or

    sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings

    it turns up in System>Admin

    xorg.conf don't contain any graphics stuff anymore.

    Also in recovery mode is a menu and a choice called xfix.

    Try that too.

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    Re: Open source drivers for nvidia card options

    The open source nvidia driver is referred to as 'nv'. If you want to reconfigure your xorg.conf file, type in terminal:
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    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
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    Re: Open source drivers for nvidia card options

    Quote Originally Posted by philinux View Post
    From synaptic install nvidia-settings or

    sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings

    it turns up in System>Admin

    xorg.conf don't contain any graphics stuff anymore.

    Also in recovery mode is a menu and a choice called xfix.

    Try that too.

    I installed the nvidia-settings but there does not appear to be any options for configuring s-video out.

    Can you give me a few more details on xfix?
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    Re: Open source drivers for nvidia card options

    This might help, I think xfix mainly sorts out resolution problems.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4929070

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    Re: Open source drivers for nvidia card options

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    Re: Open source drivers for nvidia card options

    Can this be done with ATI cards as well? I have an Asus EAH3450.

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    Re: Open source drivers for nvidia card options

    My ATI X600 seemed to be native to that. My new 8800GT however is not. Give it a try anyways. xserver is pretty damb sweet. Going a bit off topic Compiz Config is pretty cool to.
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    Re: Open source drivers for nvidia card options

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    Re: Open source drivers for nvidia card options

    I'm only having problems when I try to play WoW using wine. When I load the game the colours go all weird and don't change back until I restart the computer. I was hoping that a driver might fix this.

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