Ubuntu :: Gdm Interfering With Nvidia-settings Additional Screens?
Nov 2, 2010
after many a tear I just by sheer chance found out that, when logging in to my gnome-session (or any session really) from kdm I can do something that has eluded me for quite a while now: change screen-configuration between 1 screen and 2 screens as I please without having to log out, shutdown x, copy xorg.conf I need, restart x, log back in.
So question is: what could it possibly be, that makes GDM break a feature like this for the nvidia-settings dialog? Can anyone confirm this? *wants that error and shoot it in the face... er... code!* I still don't feel like reinstalling the whole thing, just to find out if this is due to this system being... well... OLD. Also call me a bit oldschool, but reinstalling is just lame.
*edit* me dumbass:
I am running Slackware X68_64 and I just purchased a second monitor. I enable separate x screens with nvidia-settings and when I reboot I get a black screen and when I put my mouse over to the secondary monitor I get X for the mouse pointer. Than after a while it just blacks out.
I recently switched my openSUSE 11.1 install from KDE 3 to KDE 4.4 via the one-click-install from [URL]... I was trying to add a German keyboard layout to the default US layout. But as soon as I enable keyboard layouts (via Configure Desktop-> Language & Regional -> Keyboard Layout -> Enable keyboard layouts), the default layout gets messed up (arrow, pos1, end keys etc. no longer work). I'm running openSUSE 11.1 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61. Several keyboard layouts worked fine with KDE 3. Could it be that some KDE 3 settings are interfering with the KDE 4 settings?
I have seen posts on the fact that dual screen configuration seem to be a nightmare with opensuse 11.3. As a few already mentioned, it worked all fine with 11.2 and now we are back to. I have two screens attached to my laptop: the standard LVDS and one HDMI high res monitor. It works fine to configure it once but it is NEVER SAVED so I have to do this at EVERY boot. Even more annoying: when the slid is closed, my laptop goes into "no display mode" (black screens) and when it tries to come back to life (opening the lid again) everything is screwed (to use a nice word).
Some background to summarise, I have installed 10.10 clean over the top of 10.04. I did not have X/display problems on 10.04. After installing the Nvidia display driver for my device (Asus 8800GT - display driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-260.19.12.run) in order to get dual-headed display working under TwinView (as I had previously have used on 10.04 problem-free) I cannot reboot/shutdown my machine without a Fatal Error No Screens Found message appearing at boot time.I can hibernate, but this is less than ideal, especially after installing updates which require a restart. Every time this does happen I can re-run the driver installation and all is well again.Below are two copies of my Xorg log. The first is the erroneous log, the second the successful log. Below that is my xorg config file generated via nvidia-xconfig.
ERRONEOUS XORG LOG FILE [ 29.712] X.Org X Server 1.9.0
The 'Multiple Screens' tool, aka grandr, is very handy for setting up my dual monitors. But restarting my system restores the monitor setup to the (crummy) default settings. Is there a way to save these settings and make sure they are always applied when the OS boots? Putting these settings in my xorg.conf would be fine, but I'm not sure where or in what form the settings generated by grandr might be located, or if they're at all xorg.conf compatible.
I've seen may similar issues to mine, but some are different and others are identical, but have been resolved since in the repositories. I install Maverick from CD, reboot, update via update manager, reboot, install nVidia driver via additional hardware gui, reboot and I can't get into X, I get tty1 instead with a text login prompt.
dmesg tells me: Code: nvidia: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -1 purging nvidia-* and deleting /etc/X11/xorg.conf means that I can get back into X, but without any hardware drivers. I have both an onboard and PCI-E nVidia graphics adapters but my PCI-E one is primary.
I am using Fedora 13 x86_64 on a Acer Aspire 7730ZG laptop with: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G98 [GeForce 9300M GS] (rev a1) I have kmod-nvidia-188.8.131.52-147.2.4.fc13.x86_64-195.36.31-1.fc13.2.x86_64 installed from rpmfuison when I plug in the hdmi cable to the tv, my tv says the resoultion is at 720p, and I can not get any of the resolutions settings to look right on seperate x screen with the nvidia X server settings gui. my tv is a vizo 42inch. also another question is their a way to set the video card to output at 1080? this might be part of my problem?
This happened after ubuntu pushed an nvidia graphics update about a week ago, on upgrade I booted up into this:Obviously I had to take this picture with a camera, since a screenshot only showed one screen. It's perfectly usable like this, except that it's too small to read.I of course have tried 'sudo nvidia-xconfig', and a minimal xorg.conf:
Along with purging and reinstalling all of the nvidia packages numerous times. I'm currently running on the VESA driver, which sucks. My chipset is a 9200M, but like I said, it worked perfectly before the last upgrade. In all my years of using linux and kubuntu, I've seen and fixed numerous nvidia driver errors, but I've never seen one this strange, usually it will run or not run.
I just installed debian (Jessie) in my computer and tried to install Nvidia drivers. This is a task i have done many times and never got a problem but today...
Here you have my output...
X.Org X Server 184.108.40.2061 (1.16.3 RC 1) Release Date: 2014-12-09 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Debian Current Operating System: Linux PC-Server 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ck
Using online Debian guide, installed latest nvidia-current, glx etc which seems to be 195.xx Machine boots to GUI but monitor setting menu doesnt respond nor is there an nvidia specific one. xorg.conf shows 'nvidia' driver but I suspect I am still on 'nouveau' since the synapatic package manager doesn't show an nvidia xserver-xorg-video choice.
Second question, any trailheads for using wheezy based drivers (i.e. nvidia's latest 270.xx) with squeeze?
I'm running squeeze. I installed from the netinstall cd (graphical install). I need to get pulseaudio, so here is my question: Is there any additional configuration you need to do after installing the "pulseaudio" package. (to integrate with alsa, gnome integration, multimedia keys etc.)?
I recently installed ubuntu 10.10 x86_64 on my Macbook Pro 3,1 which has an nVidia 8600M GT video card. The native screen resolution for my system is 1440x900.Ubuntu is installed booting through Grub2 straight from my EFI firmware through rEFIt. I have to disable quiet boot and splash screen but I can boot into a shell.From there I obviously tried startX, but much to my chagrin it did not start. I screwed around with drivers and the like for a bit and ended up reinstalling completely to try and rule things out one by one.
I started by blacklisting nouveau, which didn't load nouveau but also didn't work. I then tried installing the newest nVidia drivers, which also didn't work.Everything I tried gave me the same error, "no screens found".I below is the most resent Xorg.0.log dump with the attempt at running with the nVidia driver.
[ 3242.793] X.Org X Server 1.9.0 Release Date: 2010-08-20 [ 3242.829] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
I am a computer science student so I am not completely inept, however I just cannot seem to figure out whats wrong with this thing.
I plugged the usual 4-pin s-video cable into my TV and graphics card. I went to nvidia x server settings, nothing. I hit detect monitors, nothing. I changed the TV to the proper input channel, Nothing. It's a bit annoying,I used it with the old GeForce Ti4200.
For some reason the nvidia-settings configuration utility entry vanished from the menu after an update, the problem happened again after a recovery via a clonezilla hdd image also after an update, has anyone got any idea's as to recover the entry and how to stop this issue arising in the future?
I'm running dual-screen. On 24" at 1920x1080 and one 19" at 1440x900. After installing Mint 9 I can't set the resolution any higher than 640x480 in nvidia-settings. I've installed the "recommended" nvidia-driver that Mint suggests.
What could be the problem? Why can't I set the res higher than 640 in nvidia-settings? Everything worked in Mint 8 (10.04). During installation the res was higher than 640.
After installing some (much needed) upgrades, I am stuck being unable to install nvidia-settings after screen-resolution-extra upgraded from .11 to .13. Nvidia-settings, supposedly, requires .11. I can, of course, downgrade to .11, but I do not know if this is recommended. Is there anyway to get nvidia-settings back without downgrading? What is a good course of action?
I have 2 monitors, a 22 inch samsung as my main and an acer as my alt. I am trying to get the samsung monitor to display, but is is disabled. So I enable it as a separate x display, then save, but when I restart x, the settings didn't save. I save the config under under /etc/X11/xorg.conf. What am I doing wrong?
I just bought a new 24inch monitor that supports the resolution 1920x1200. Unfortunately, the nvidia-settings dialog does not have this resolution as an option (currently running on 1920x1080). The graphics card is Geforce 6200 (should support the wanted resolution), and the monitor is connected with the VGA cable (if that matters).
I have connected my computer to my LCD-TV (HDMI-cable) to enjoy my movies and such, on a big screen. I have nVidia GeForce 7050 so in nvidia-settings I've been using the TwinView configuration which allows me to see both the monitor and the TV.
There was a bit of trouble-shooting but it worked just fine until yesterday when I changed my monitor to a new one and on the way probably messed up in nvidia-settings. I thought it would be easy to fix it but the configuration (in nvidia-settings) is stuck on "separete x-screen" and doesn't allow any changes at all. When I hit the "Detect display" nothing happens although I have the TV connected!
Maybe my xorg.config could tell somebody what is wrong. I've been messing around with the file and made lots of changes acc to different advices but I really don't understand the options and settings so I'm afraid I'll soon do something inreperable.
I have ubuntu 10.4 32 bit. I have 2x gtx 285's in sli that work perfectly fine in sli in windows (so its not a hardware not properly physically installed issue). But in ubuntu in the x server settings only one of the cards shows up. I was wondering if this is a 32 bit issue as in the past running 64 bit they have both shown up fine.
Yesterday I played a little with a Bitcoin miner and discovered today that I must have scambled my 3D settings. My Intel graphics card doesn't seem to work, instead I must have added a nVidia Settings Manager to my menu.
I already removed the package I mistakenly installed (something concerning OpenCL) but nothing happens. The xorg.conf file seems to be okay.
Gnome now only starts in 2D mode and Unity refuses to work at all. how I might get my Intel card back working?
I frequently move my computer between rooms. Instead of opening the nvidia-settings, making the changes, applying, then confirming them is there an easier way using shortcut keys or shortcuts? Would like to have Ctrl-1 as change to laptop display only, Ctrl-2 for external only, Ctrl-3 for Twinview
I am extremely disappointed in this 11.3 release. openSUSE had a system that worked. I never had a major problem with the Nvidea video drivers before this release. When I did have a problem with the drivers (usually because Nvidia screwed up) I was able to easily use "The hard way" to install the drivers and all was good. But now the system is so screwed up that the drivers wont install. I can't find a working Saxx2 anywhere. nvidia-settings won't install from rpm. What the hell is going on? This release should have been held up until this garbage was fixed. Novvaeu (sp?) won't work for some of the programs I want to run.
I probably changed so much stuff that I bet my system won't boot now. Oh and what happened to the lack of repair software on the install disk? For two versions now the only repair option we have had is the command line. That's great if you use those tools on a regular or semi regular basis.