Re: Getting Xorg to use nvidia driver now that "devices" section gone in Sid
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On Friday 27 June 2008, firstname.lastname@example.org
was heard to say:
> I have installed both nvidia-glx and nvidia-kernel-source(using
> module-assistant for the latter to build and install the driver).
> In the past, at this point I would just use "dpkg-reconfigure
> xserver-xorg" to select "nvidia" instead of "nv". Now, it appears
> that the driver is supposed to be autodetected. There is no longer
> a "devices" section in my Xorg.conf.
Yes. I had opened a ticket on that, thinking that it was an error in
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, but was told that this is the new and
I also use the nvidia driver, and am frustrated by the lack of
autodetection while being told that "everything is autodetected now".
But the ticket was closed, regardless. Such is life.
> How can I be sure the "nvidia" driver is really installed, and how
> can I get Xorg to use it?
Edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file like this:
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Yep, we're back to hand editing configuration files.
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