Chapter 3. Configuring X for the NVIDIA Driver

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Using nvidia-xconfig to configure the X server
Editing the configuration file by hand

The X configuration file provides a means to configure the X server. This section describes the settings necessary to enable the NVIDIA driver. A comprehensive list of parameters is provided in Appendix D, X Config Options.

The NVIDIA Driver includes a utility called nvidia-xconfig, which is designed to make editing the X configuration file easy. You can also edit it by hand.

Using nvidia-xconfig to configure the X server

nvidia-xconfig will find the X configuration file and modify it to use the NVIDIA X driver. In most cases, you can simply answer "Yes" when the installer asks if it should run it. If you need to reconfigure your X server later, you can run nvidia-xconfig again from a terminal. nvidia-xconfig will make a backup copy of your configuration file before modifying it.

Note that the X server must be restarted for any changes to its configuration file to take effect.

More information about nvidia-xconfig can be found in the nvidia-xconfig manual page by running.

    % man nvidia-xconfig