unable to save X-Server configuration file with Nvidia nforce graphics card

Asked by Underling on 2009-10-28

This is a problem with the X-server configuration file that the Nvidia control panel should save resolution settings to, but cannot overwrite or backup the related file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf), and thus, when booting the computer for a fresh run, the resolution is each time reset to 800x600, even though the monitor can resolve at 1200x800. The issue only happens when the computer is turned off, then when it is turned back on, the settings have reset and each time I need to change them back to my preference. I discovered that the problem originated in the conf file, which even logging into root, and admitting every sort of permission to the file, I could still not save changes or rewrite the file.

Question information

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Status:
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Ubuntu Edit question
Assignee:
Chris Johnston Edit question
Last query:
2009-10-28
Last reply:
2009-12-02
Vish (vish) said : #1

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. However, a paper cut should be a small usability issue, in the default Ubuntu install, that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. So this bug can't be addressed as part of this project.
For further information about papercuts criteria, please read https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PaperCut.

Don't worry though, this bug has been marked as "Invalid" only in the papercuts project.

Chris Johnston (cjohnston) said : #2

Underling, try running from the command line:

sudo nvidia-xconfig

and then run:

sudo nvidia-settings

You now *should* be able to save your settings.. Let me know if that works please!

Underling (underling08) said : #3

Chris, thanks! That worked perfectly! Had you not pointed out these commands, I would have been lost. I was hopelessly trying to chmod the nvidia xorg.config file, but these two commands fixed the problem instantly.

Many thanks
Underling

--- On Sat, 11/28/09, Chris Johnston <email address hidden> wrote:

From: Chris Johnston <email address hidden>
Subject: [Bug 462968] Re: unable to save X-Server configuration file with Nvidia nforce graphics card
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2009, 12:08 PM

Underling, try running from the command line:

sudo nvidia-xconfig

and then run:

sudo nvidia-settings

You now *should* be able to save your settings.. Let me know if that
works please!

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unable to save X-Server configuration file with Nvidia nforce graphics card
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Status in One Hundred Paper Cuts: Invalid
Status in Ubuntu: New

Bug description:
This is a problem with the X-server configuration file that the Nvidia control panel should save resolution settings to, but cannot overwrite or backup the related file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf), and thus, when booting the computer for a fresh run, the resolution is each time reset to 800x600, even though the monitor can resolve at 1200x800. The issue only happens when the computer is turned off, then when it is turned back on, the settings have reset and each time I need to change them back to my preference. I discovered that the problem originated in the conf file, which even logging into root, and admitting every sort of permission to the file, I could still not save changes or rewrite the file.

Chris Johnston (cjohnston) said : #4

No problem.. Glad it worked.. Marking not a bug

Chris Johnston (cjohnston) said : #5

Answered

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