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/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 - Won't Save Settings!

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I have installed the latest Nvidia Drivers for my Geforce Ti 4200, and i have got it to save /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 a few times. and when i boot my machine the Nvidia logo flashes up and i get 3d support. But now no matter what i do, i save the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file edited with

 

Load "glx" # 3D layer

 

&

 

Driver "nvidia"

 

And Then save it as root.

 

It never remembers when i reboot!

 

It is doing my head in and i cant find out why can someone help me please.

 

[moved from Software by spinynorman]

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are you using XFree? or Xorg?

Does harddrake run at boot? turn it off!!! It's usless unless changing hardware, and even then....does it work? I doubt it :lol2:

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after you installed the Nvidia drivers, did you then edit XF86Config-4 with VI or VIM before you restarted X? if not, that would be why the settings aren't being saved. you can't edit the XF86 file in a GUI while X is running, it must all be done with X killed. see HERE, post #2, for proper Nvidia install procedure & make sure you did it that way.

 

Chris

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Anytime I have edited XF86Config-4 and xorg.conf in X/gui my changes stuck :unsure: Why wouldn't they?

 

Turn of harddrake in mcc>System>Services, or in a terminal;

chkconfig harddrake off

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Anytime I have edited XF86Config-4 and xorg.conf in X/gui my changes stuck :unsure: Why wouldn't they?

Same here... I edited XF86Config-4 many times wile in X. Logout-login is enough for the changes to have effect.

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maybe i should clarify my statement...........

 

from my first Nvidia driver install, on, i was under the impression, from what i was told by others & how it's explained in the Nvidia install instructions, that you must exit X, run the Nvidia install script, then edit XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf while X is still killed. is this not so? if not, then i guess i was mislead/read the instructions wrong...........

 

from the Nvidia "how to"....

[sec 02]

After you have downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run,

begin installation by exiting X............

 

[sec 03]

Once you have configured your X config file, you are ready to restart X..............

 

also, i guess i wasn't clear about this, but after the initial edit of X* config file, you can then do further "option" edits (kill the boot splash, AGP support, etc.) with X running in a normal text editor, then just restart X for those edits to take affect.

 

regardless, if i was wrong about this, no harm/no foul, it was just my understanding.

 

Chris

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i was under the impression, from what i was told by others & how it's explained in the Nvidia install instructions, that you must exit X, run the Nvidia install script, then edit XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf while X is still killed. is this not so?

Yes your right, that is the correct way to do it. You have to exit X to install the driver.

At any time after, you can edit the config file and then simply press CTRL>ALT >Backspace to restart the X server.

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