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I've been using linux for about a month now, and I really love it. On my laptop I have slackware 12 (switching back to ubuntu soon, slackware is only ok.) and on my desktop, I use ubuntu, used slackware 12 in the past on it. Anyway, I had a question about installing graphix drivers.

I went to the nvidia website and downloaded the 169 drivers for linux. I installed them, had it update my xorg.conf and everything seemed to be working well. I left root, logged into my account and typed 'startx'. It looked like it was going to work, then it stopped and went back to where I was. I got the error that said

Code:
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
It had updated my xorg.conf... but it no longer worked. I looked at my xorg.conf file and found that it did indeed say "nvidia" for the drivers, like it should. I edited it to say "nv" and all of the sudden startx worked.

Every time I boot I have to go into recovery mode, because I get a kernel panic from it not syncing or something, and it tells me to reboot with noapic when I try to start normally. That's ok I guess, I got used to it. But after that I have to edit the xorg.conf to say "nv" instead of "nvidia" otherwise x won't start. Why is this?
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So on the normal user account it will let you startx when its loading the 'nv' driver?

What does your .xinitrc file look like for the user and the root?
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My xinitrc:
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#!/bin/sh
# : xinitrc.cpp,v 1.3 2000/08/17 19:54:30 cpqbld Exp $

# /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
#
# global xinitrc file, used by all X sessions started by xinit (startx)

# invoke global X session script
. /etc/X11/Xsession
How would I go about completely removing those drivers, then just using the restricted drivers?
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