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  1. #1
    emilemma NNTP User

    Default nvidia settings


    i have opensuse 11.0 on dell xps410 win xp sp3 dual boot system. i have
    downloaded all nvidia drivers and everything is updatated. the problem
    is that when i try to use the nvidia-settings program it pops up a
    dialog box saying i need to run 'nvidia-xconfig' in root mode from
    terminal. i start terminal prog and use 'su' to get to root and then run
    'nvidia-xconfig' as required and receive msg that 'xorg.conf' is updated
    and to restart server. i even checked the file in /etc/x11/xorg.conf in
    the device section and it shows driver as being 'nvidia'. i restart
    system and try again to use 'nvidia-settings' and receive same msg again
    about running 'xorg-config' as root.

    what am i doing wrong???

    many thanks


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  2. #2
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: nvidia settings


    So your graphics are fine??. it sounds ok if you have 'nvidia' in
    xorg.conf

    So are you just wanting to run the config utility from the start menu?
    What is it you want to achieve?


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  3. #3
    emilemma NNTP User

    Default Re: nvidia settings


    want to be able to change resolutions when i need to. some screens come
    up to big to choose buttons at bottom. i need 1650 1050 for those and
    the screen resolution icon only goes to 1280 1050 etc.


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  4. #4
    darthroe NNTP User

    Default Re: nvidia settings


    What I did to configure my Nvidia, (which many would say is "bad to do")
    but the easiest way to edit and configure things requiring root
    privleges, especially when I know I have more than one thing to do as
    root -
    I login as root user (of course you have to edit root in Yast -
    Security and Users - User and Group Management) change the password
    settings and password so that you can login as root.

    Hope this helps.


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  5. #5
    geoffro NNTP User

    Default Re: nvidia settings


    Yes this is very bad! You can do exactly the same without logging in as
    root.
    Open a console type *sudo nvidia-settings* enter root pass. Now you
    have it with root permissions. Dead easy and safe!

    Geoff
    darthroe;1903396 Wrote:
    > What I did to configure my Nvidia, (which many would say is "bad to do")
    > but the easiest way to edit and configure things requiring root
    > privleges, especially when I know I have more than one thing to do as
    > root -
    > I login as root user (of course you have to edit root in Yast -
    > Security and Users - User and Group Management) change the password
    > settings and password so that you can login as root.
    >
    > Hope this helps.



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