View Full Version : [ubuntu] No access to Nvidia settings, but using Nvidia drivers

August 22nd, 2008, 10:40 PM

I'm currently under Hardy 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic, and using Nvidia drivers 173.14.12 for my 8600GT. I installed them with Envy (after many issues with Compiz).

I'd like to have a look on Nvidia-settings, but I've got the following message:

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.

I've tried to do it, unsuccessfully. However, it seems that i'm using Nvidia drivers, because my compiz effects are running smoothly and I can see the Nvidia screen before login.

thanks by advance for your help!

August 22nd, 2008, 11:07 PM
Use synaptic to reinstall nvidia-settings.
run the program:

August 22nd, 2008, 11:36 PM
I tried to remove completely nvidia-settings, kill gdm and restart, without effect.

I saw that nvidia-xconfig is not installed (there is just an executable remaining in /usr/bin); but as i'm trying to install it, it tell me that
nvidia-glx-new-dev-envy & nvidia-glx-new-envy will be removed.

I fear it will hose my install of nvidia drivers by envy...

What could I do? I just get the feeling to walk in a Moebius strip... :confused:

September 2nd, 2008, 10:35 AM
Issue solved, I just removed xgl-server, reboot and I'm now able to access to nvidia-settings!

Thansk to Qba here (http://lddubeau.com/avaktavyam/linux-on-a-compal-ifl90/#comment-8145)