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    Clean install of Karmic, having problems.

    I just finished the clean install of Karmic, and I'm already having issues. First, only one of my dual monitors is working. I tried to turn on the second monitor, and save the settings to the config file, but I get this error message:

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    Failed to parse existing X config file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'!
    Then I click 'OK' and it closes the Nvidia server settings window.

    There are 130+ bug fixes, so I'm installing those now, and we'll see if that helps.
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    Re: Clean install of Karmic, having problems.

    I believe I had the same problem not on kubuntu though. (can't really remember the error) The solution was to delete the xorg.conf file with: sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf then save the settings with sudo nvidia-settings.

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    Re: Clean install of Karmic, having problems.

    I'm also missing the Synaptic Package manager...
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    Re: Clean install of Karmic, having problems.

    Remove the existing xorg.conf (or rename so you still have a copy in case of issues, however, given that Karmic doesn't need the file...)

    After a clean install of Ubuntu, I do the following to get dual monitors working.

    Install nvidia/proprietary driver.

    Then in a terminal, execute the following command.

    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Then start nvidia-settings

    Code:
    gksudo nvidia-settings
    Configure as appropriate and when saving the file, save to

    Code:
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    Re: Clean install of Karmic, having problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulcage View Post
    I believe I had the same problem not on kubuntu though. (can't really remember the error) The solution was to delete the xorg.conf file with: sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf then save the settings with sudo nvidia-settings.
    Tried that, same error.
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    Re: Clean install of Karmic, having problems.

    Try again but use:

    sudo nvidia-xconfig

    after deleting xorg.conf and before running nvidia-settings.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1312435 (undoIT's post)

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    Re: Clean install of Karmic, having problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    Remove the existing xorg.conf (or rename so you still have a copy in case of issues, however, given that Karmic doesn't need the file...)

    After a clean install of Ubuntu, I do the following to get dual monitors working.

    Install nvidia/proprietary driver.

    Then in a terminal, execute the following command.

    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Then start nvidia-settings

    Code:
    gksudo nvidia-settings
    Configure as appropriate and when saving the file, save to

    Code:
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    This is really pissing me off. I'll get over it, but when I ran the gksudo command, here's what I got:

    Code:
    The program 'gksudo' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
    sudo apt-get install gksu
    gksudo: command not found
    WTF, do I have to reinstall EVERYTHING?!!!
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    Re: Clean install of Karmic, having problems.

    gksudo is the proper way to run gui's from the command line. You can install gksu, or just use sudo. It will work just as well.

    Source: http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/graphicalsudo
    Last edited by Salpta; January 7th, 2010 at 03:24 PM. Reason: Sourcing

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    Re: Clean install of Karmic, having problems.

    OK, I got gksudo installed, and I get the same error. It won't let me save to the xorg.config file.

    Code:
    gksudo nvidia-settings
    VALIDATION ERROR: Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
    Undefined Device "(null)" referenced by Screen "Default Screen".
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    Re: Clean install of Karmic, having problems.

    Yo, BRO don't blow your top off k just relax 'cos some people have the luxury of having flawlessly working PC's with Ubuntu karmic in them. And I'm one of them. for your problem try doing this,

    open X11.conf file ;
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/X11/X11.conf
    then open your NVIDIA setting manager and do all the needed configuring on that.

    When you're going to save the X11 settings you could see a button labeled as preview click on that and that'll open up a preview of your new X11 settings select all of them and copy it then go to your already opened X11 delete all the content there.

    Paste your nvidia settings on to that empty X11 file and click save. Now close it restart your system.

    Did you do a full system upgrade after your fresh install and before trying to get your VGA setup ?
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