What does this NVIDIA error mean?

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ekravets
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What does this NVIDIA error mean?

Postby ekravets » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:20 pm

And how would I go about fixing it?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Background: I'm trying to get my screen resolution higher than 800x600. I downloaded the NVIDIA driver configuring tool and proceeded to run it in terminal. Something happened, and I tried to get back into the NVIDIA driver configuration tool.

I'm also getting this error:

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.

When I run the above I get the following message:

nvidia-xconfig

Using X configuration file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".

VALIDATION ERROR: Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Device section "Configured Video Device" must have a Driver
line.


ERROR: Unable to write to directory '/etc/X11'.

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Re: What does this NVIDIA error mean?

Postby Husse » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:14 pm

Device section "Configured Video Device" must have a Driver
line.

That is not the case any more
ERROR: Unable to write to directory '/etc/X11'.

You have to be root (use sudo)
Check the Screen resolution tool, if that does not help do you have nvidia-settings?
If yes

Code: Select all

gksu nvidia-settings

and change resolution - should work
If you don't have nvidia-settings you have to install the drivers with envyng
If you don't find it in the menu just run envyng -t in a terminal and uninstall the present driver first
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