[Grml] nVidia video hardware autodetection bug

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Thu Feb 2 13:33:06 CET 2006

* Mark <or2uvma02 at sneakemail.com> [20060202 02:15]:

> OK, I followed the advice and just tried it on a spare user machine.

>     apt-get install nvidia-kernel-2.6.15-grml

> That much worked but was not the whole story.  Hardware autodetection of
> the nVidia card seems to be a problem.  My current impression is that
> GRML does not detect it or set it up properly.

You won't get hardware autodetection for closed source nvidia

> At boot time, grml-x creates /etc/X11/xorg.conf.  Now as a test, I ran
> nvidia-xconfig by hand, which creates its own /etc/X11/xorg.conf.  Then
> I rebooted.  That didn't work.  When I rebooted, X would not start
> properly.  So I fell back to the old xorg.conf.

You don't have to reboot if you modify xorg.conf, just restart X.

See http://wiki.grml.org/doku.php?id=nvidia for instructions.
Thanks to Timo Boettcher for verifying instructions.

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