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Mr Food 101
January 29th, 2010, 11:06 AM
well just upgraded to 9.10 from hardy and screen doesn't work. Specifically says "not supported" on my tv. So I hooked up to old monitor and thats even off. Cant get into x driver and when I try it says "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server."
So I tried nvidia-xconfig and nothing at all. Its like i hit enter. I just want my computer to work with my tv again.

January 29th, 2010, 11:09 AM
You probably ran it as your user not root.


sudo nvidia-xconfig

then to restart the x server.

sudo service gdm restart

or if its not running

sudo service gdm start

Mr Food 101
January 29th, 2010, 11:11 AM
derek@CheeseNCrackers:~$ sudo nvidia-xconfig

thats what it does now. In hardy I remember a text thing coming up.

January 29th, 2010, 11:12 AM
Make a backup of your old config, reboot, then activate the driver via system/administration/hardware drivers (then reboot):

sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.old

Then run nvidia-settings as root:

gksu nvidia-settings

Make your changes, save the config and give it a go.

Mr Food 101
January 29th, 2010, 11:33 AM
Video works but now sound stopped.

:edit haha somehow muted it ! Thanx a million