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#27753 5-Nov-2008 17:38
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after upgrading to Intrepid the other day my nvidia drivers do not seem be working. ubuntu has given me the options to download and use two different ones which I have tried. However when I restart it forces me to run Ubuntu in a low graphics mode.

When I check the nvidia driver settings it gives me this message..

"You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server. "

I went into the terminal and typed in "nvidia-xconfig" and it gave me this Using X configuration file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".

WARNING: No Layout specified, constructing implicit layout section using screen
         "Default Screen".

WARNING: Unable to find CorePointer in X configuration; attempting to add new
         CorePointer section.

WARNING: The CorePointer device was not specified explicitly in the layout;
         using the first mouse device.

WARNING: Unable to find CoreKeyboard in X configuration; attempting to add new
         CoreKeyboard section.

WARNING: The CoreKeyboard device was not specified explicitly in the layout;
         using the first keyboard device.

Unsure if i was following the directions properly or not, but can anybody shed some light on what to do next?


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Master Geek

  #176194 5-Nov-2008 20:39
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Well you need to run the command as root, so type at the terminal 'sudo nvidia-xconfig' and put in your password. That may help.

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  #176378 6-Nov-2008 19:18
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thanks -did that.

Nvidia server settings still says the same thing.

When I start up the computer it notifies me of this and forces me into going into low-graphics mode.

I don't think that my computer is detecting the driver at all?

Also when I restart it shuts down all the programs then another screen comes up, can't remember exactly what it says but it basically says the GNOME Firewall is doing something, then comes up with the root user name and does nothing...

I'm stuck & frustrated!

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