[arch-general] Nvidia Driver Installed But Not Running

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Apr 28 17:12:18 CEST 2010

Am 28.04.2010 16:48, schrieb Allan McRae:
> On 29/04/10 00:45, Carlos Mennens wrote:
>> I recently installed the nvidia driver from 'Pacman' and rebooted. I
>> have not since updated / upgraded the kernel. I notice that when I try
>> and open my 'nVidia X Server Config' window and it tells me:
>> You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X
>> configuration file.
>> I looked in /etc/X11/ directory and don't see xorg.conf file. Does
>> anyone know how I can get my nVidia drivers working on Arch Linux? It
>> installed fine however it's not running for some reason.
> Have a look at the NVIDIA page in the wiki.  It gives detailed
> information on setting this up  (hint:  nvidia-xconfig)

I particularly like that it suffices to use the following minimal
xorg.conf file, the rest is automatically generated:

Without it, Xorg will NOT try to use the nvidia driver and fall back to
nv, nouveau or vesa.

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