View Full Version : [ubuntu] 8.10 Nvidia resolution problem

October 30th, 2008, 06:29 PM
I have just upgraded from the live CD and still I had to manually configure X. It's still not right though as every time I reboot my settings aren't saved. Even if I run Nvidia X from root then try to save it I get the following: Segmentation fault.

What does this mean and how do I fix it? Please help

October 31st, 2008, 02:32 AM
When running nvidia-settings from the command line:

# sudo nvidia-settings

Then attempting to save the configuration using 'Save configuration to file' button:

$ sudo nvidia-settings
[sudo] password for jason:
Segmentation fault

October 31st, 2008, 05:43 AM
I have the same problem too

tried re-installing nvidia and still no success

October 31st, 2008, 05:54 AM
Here is what I did to work around the problem, and to get nvidia-settings working again:

# sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig
# sudo nvidia-settings
Then use the application to make whatever changes to your configuration. When you press the 'Save to X Configuration File' button you will be prompted to choose a destination for the file. Enter /etc/X11/xorg.conf and press OK.

Once the file has been saved, exit the application. Then make sure you have an xorg.conf file:

ls -l /etc/X11/xorg.com
Then logout of your user session. At the login screen, press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to force a full restart of the X-server. Your new X11 server settings should now take effect.

October 31st, 2008, 12:42 PM
That worked a treat, Thank you