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i managed to install the nvidia driver followed all instructions and all went well but now i hav a wierd problem when i select the nvidia x server settings uutility ...
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    graphics problem


    i managed to install the nvidia driver followed all instructions and all went well but now i hav a wierd problem when i select the nvidia x server settings uutility i get an error saying i do not appear to be using the nvidia xdriver and must run nvidea-xconfig i've tried that and restarted x but get get same problem even tried installing metisse but it only worked for one day and crashed the next wouldn't let me startx

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    Do you get the nvidia logo when starting up the X server ? If no then there is still some change in the xorg.conf left ...

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    Can you post the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf here and let us have a look?
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    i get the nvidia logo odd enough but here is a copy of my xorg.conf the is an error on the board name mine is an fx-5200 could this be the problem



    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    Screen "screen1" 0 0
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"

    # font server independent of the X server to render fonts.
    # minimal fonts to allow X to run without xfs
    FontPath "unix/:-1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"

    #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
    # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
    Option "allowmouseopenfail"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Plug'n Play"
    ModelName ""
    HorizSync 30.0 - 72.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
    ModeLine "768x576" 50.0 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630
    ModeLine "768x576" 63.1 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
    BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX - GeForce 7950"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "DPMS"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite"
    EndSection

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