i have nvidia-settings installed on one of my machines (driver version 195.36.24) for my GeForce 7600 GT (8x AGP @ 512 MB VRAM). much to my surprise, the saved settings do not get loaded when starting nvidia-settings up again.
i've tried both the "Save to X Configuration File" button under the "X Server Display Configuration" section as well as the "Save Current Configuration" button under the "nvidia-settings Configuration" section. both as normal user and as root.
however, when starting up nvidia-settings, i would expect the saved settings to be applied, which is NOT the case.
i am getting tired of always having to click through the desired settings again and again.
am i doing anything wrong here ? any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated !
Last edited by xor (2013-01-07 11:35:52)
"Save Current Configuration" button under the "nvidia-settings Configuration" section.
If you have done this as root you should delete the file you made as root and do it again as your normal user.
To apply these settings you add this line
to your window managers login script.
thanks, but application of nvidia-settings -l in a terminal creates this output:
ERROR: Cannot open display 'lima:0.0'.
it is followed by a list of many other errors, which seems to be a logical result since there is no access to the display...
Last edited by xor (2013-01-08 07:50:23)
It has to run after the xserver is started I don't know hoy your window manager could run before that.
What script did you put the line in (startx or window_manager_name.xsession is wrong)?
i've actually added the command into this file:
using the line
Last edited by xor (2013-01-09 12:15:06)
That is the wrong file it won't run the command at the right time and it should only have one "Exec" in it.
The ".xsession" files tell login managers what window mangers are available and what the command to start them is, nothing else.
You should run the "nvidia-settings -l" command from whatever "run programs at startup" feature your window manger gives you.
That may not be a text file in xfce like it is in others like openbox.
Running it like this ensures that your x-server is in the same state as when you created the settings file before the command is run.