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Re: [vox-tech] help with xorg.conf
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Re: [vox-tech] help with xorg.conf


I would happily buy you lunch if you take the time to try and debug
this issue.  I teach tomorrow from 9:00 to noon, but it will probably
end a little early even.  But just to be safe, I will say that I am
available anytime after noon.

Thank you very much for your offer to help,


On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 1:36 PM, Alex Mandel<tech_dev@wildintellect.com> wrote:
> Thomas Johnston wrote:
>> I tried using xrandr but had no luck (see example below).  At best
>> when I would restart the machine, kdm would fail to launch.  That is,
>> I would boot to a text only login prompt.  I would have to login,
>> comment out the offending SubSection Display and restart.
>> I am wondering if I might need to remove everything associated with x
>> and reinstall.  And, if that is a smart thing to do, how would I go
>> about doing that?
>> Thomas
>> Section "Monitor"
>>       Identifier      "Configured Monitor"
>> EndSection
>> Section "Screen"
>>       Identifier      "Default Screen"
>>       Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
>>       Device          "Configured Video Device"
>>       DefaultDepth    24
>> #   SubSection "Display"
>> #     Depth 24
>> #     Modes "1680x1050" "1680x1050"
>> #     Virtual 3360x1050
>> #   EndSubSection
>> EndSection
>> Section "Module"
>>       Load    "glx"
>>       Load    "randr"
>> EndSection
>> Section "Device"
>>       Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
>>       Driver  "nvidia"
>>       Option  "NoLogo"        "True"
>> EndSection
>> Section "ServerFlags"
>>       Option  "DontZap"       "False"
>> EndSection
> Are you using the open source or the proprietary driver for Nvidia?
> Each one might take a different config and work with different tools.
> I've been able to use the nvidia-settings tool on my laptop no problem
> for a very similar card with 0 tweaks to the xorg config using the
> proprietary driver.
> Please note as of Ubuntu 8.04 xorg tries to auto detect everything and
> I've seen it work fine on dual monitors out of the box with the ubuntu
> screen control (Open Source driver). Xorg considers non auto-detected
> features to be bugs and does not recommend the manual tweaking of the
> xorg file (Although sometimes you just have to)
> I can meet you on campus tomorrow(UCD) if you want to look it over and
> try to get it working, just email me off list.
> Alex
> Installfest Coordinator
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