nvidia video driver

  • jmccanna
Posted: Sat, 03/07/2009 - 01:05
Hi, I searched the forums for this issue and do not quite understand how to get my video working correctly. I have downloaded Beta3 at Quentin's suggestion and it looks good except for the video resolution is stuck. The prior 64Studio install automatically installed the video driver. I am stuck at 800 x 600. The good news is that the type is very easy to read - - the bad news is that well, the type is very easy to read. I downloaded the nVidia driver referenced in the other forum. I cannot remember how to get the driver to run. I know how to open so I can edit my xorg.conf file. Thanks, James

Hi, Thanks. It still does

  • jmccanna
  • 03/04/09
  • Wed, 03/25/2009 - 22:05
Hi, Thanks. It still does not work and I cannot say why. As to the site above, will what he describes doing actually work? I tried your suggestions for editing the sources.list, adding testing and src and it went well until I tried the apt-get update. I get an error that I forgot to write down. One thing about me though, failure makes me work harder. I will get back to this in about a week, I am off with my family for a well-earned vacation. Thanks, James

nano & gedit

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Wed, 03/25/2009 - 19:13
Hi James, nano is a fine editor, well worth getting used to. If ever your GUI fails and you are dropped into X, nano will work, gedit wont. Brilliant site and great review, There's more here. Check out the "the code linux" movie. Good viewing ;-) Cheers! Dave.


  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 03/21/2009 - 03:09
Hi James, $ sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf-backup $ sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf Take a look here 1/3rd of the way down the thread: (post) xorg & nv driver Post back if this doesn't help. Edit: Basic "nv" xorg.conf Cheers! Dave.


  • jmccanna
  • 03/04/09
  • Wed, 03/25/2009 - 16:15
Hi, I have used sudo nano to edit the xorg. Is that different than using gedit? I will explicitly follow these thoughts and get back to you. What do you make of this site: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/testing-30-sneak-peek-64-studio-30-and-ardour3 Thanks for your cheer and helpfulness, James

vesa drivers

  • youki
  • 12/29/07
  • Sun, 03/08/2009 - 12:59
You can try using vesa drivers for a better resolution (1280x1024 here), but not a good quality. My eyes are fucked up really quick. I'm waiting for the Release Candidate to be able to compile the nvidia drivers. Else maybe you can use the nv drivers, but you'll have to change a few stuff in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf, check internet about how to do it. Good luck.

video resolution

  • jmccanna
  • 03/04/09
  • Fri, 03/20/2009 - 15:16
Hi, My video is a nvidia GeForce 6150 ver. a2. Since I am really new I wonder if there is a step by step how-to change for my xorg file?

What video card?

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sat, 03/07/2009 - 07:27
Hi James, Type in the terminal: lspci | grep VGA to tell the forum what video card you have. Cheers! Pablo