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Brahim Salem

you do not appear to be using the nvidia x driver

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After installing nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 13 Mate 64bit on a Dell Inspiron N5110 with this command:

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
and trying to open Nvidia X server settings I get this error message:

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you do not appear to be using the nvidia x driver
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KX250
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Re: you do not appear to be using the nvidia x driver

Post by KX250 »

Brahim wrote:After installing nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 13 Mate 64bit on a Dell Inspiron N5110 with this command:

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
and trying to open Nvidia X server settings I get this error message:

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you do not appear to be using the nvidia x driver
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hi, i had the same problem when i turned my box on this morning. i did the following to resolve the problem:

First, backup your actual configuration file:

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sudo cp -f  /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old  /etc/X11/xorg.conf
If that gives you an error saying that /etc/X11/xorg.conf does not exist. Just ignore it.

Then recreate your configuration so that it takes advantage of the the Nvidia driver:

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sudo nvidia-xconfig
Then restart your machine.

I hope that helps, and tell us how it goes.
Regards.
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Re: you do not appear to be using the nvidia x driver

Post by AlbertP »

To see some graphics info please run this in terminal:

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inxi -Gx
If it lists an Intel card too then you have to use Bumblebee: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee
Please delete your own custom xorg.conf (and other configuration files) before installing that.

You might need to do this once after installing bumblebee if you want optirun to work:

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apt install --reinstall bumblebee
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