I don't wish to reboot from disks

Asked by srn7777@yahoo.com on 2006-02-04

I downloded "nvidia-glx-config" thinking it would
work on my computer but it isn' and the cammand
I was told to use, also is nt re-installing the back up. I was told to type cp /var/backups/xorg/xorg.conf.2006-02-04-12:44:56/
etc/x11/xorg.conf answer was try cp --help which didn't work either.

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Ubuntu gnome-terminal Edit question
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Emmet Hikory
Solved:
2006-02-14
Last query:
2006-02-18
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2006-02-14
Emmet Hikory (persia) said : #1

The cp command above is failing due to a missing space character. Try typing again, with a space before "/etc". This should restore the backup.

In case you want to copy & paste, use:

cp /var/backups/xorg/xorg.conf.2006-02-04-12:44:56 /
etc/x11/xorg.conf

Emmet Hikory (persia) said : #2

OK, if that didn't work, you could always try to generate a new configuration. Try running the following:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

This should completely reconfigure your xserver, including the creation of a new xorg.conf. If this still doesn't work, you can force the reconfiguration to ask more questions by running:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -plow xserver-xorg

Emmet Hikory (persia) said : #3

I'm sorry to hear you had to reinstall. For future note, you can find your video card address by using the lspci command. Also, if you just press return at this prompt, X will autoprobe.

srn7777@yahoo.com (srn7777) said : #4

Emmet was extremely helpful, I felt that I recieved more help from him than I have recieved from a host of companies that i have contracted to over the years. He answered promptly and had good advice on how to rectify the dilemma. The only reason that it failed was, Emmet may have overestimated my
computer repair skills and familiarity with basic linuz/ubuntu
programming tasks. Thank you Scott.
p.s. I will say that ubuntu help blurbs are not of much help, I have tried many times to figure out how to fix minor prob- lems and rarely have i been able to follow the directions
to repair whatever problem existed. They also assume a level of programming experience, that 18 years of using
a Mac and 10 years working a Microsoft xp OS powered computer never prepared me for. I have always have had
a "Black Thumb" with computers, any flaws in an OS and
I usually was an "unofficial" tester, I once killed DEAD 2 brand new Macs in one week. I used to know how to re-
boot anything, usually just working from the on computer
help info. So I really wish that Ubuntu had an easier to
follow help program. thank you again