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I D/L the drivers I needed and enabled them. Then I'm told to restart X and when I do, I get something that says my xorg.conf is messed up. How do I recover with re install?
    
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What i do is before i start messing with my xorg.conf file, i type this in:

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup

If this doesn't work, you can open up your xorg.conf file with:

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and save it (by pressing ctrl + O) as /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup

That will output a copy of the xorg.conf file and you can open that up with:

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup

Then press ctrl + O and save it as /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and this will restore your original xorg.conf file

I know, it'a a real PITA
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Why is it that the Nvidia driver mess up the conf? All I want is acelleration and higher rez.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Firefly
Why is it that the Nvidia driver mess up the conf? All I want is acelleration and higher rez.
I feel your pain, man. I just installed Ubuntu and the nvidia driver. It screwed up my conf too; i just went through a recovery. Linux is starting to suck
And yeah, i think it's unbelievable that Ubuntu didn't include 1280x1024 resolution.
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you may have put

driver nvidia

instead of

driver nv


if you did... do you REALLY have the CORRECT drivers installed?

post the output of #cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
so we can read the error message you are getting.
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All fixed, but I'd like to know if I can do the same stuff with Ubuntu as in your one minute screen shot. The 3ddesk?
    
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