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Support => Ubuntu => Topic started by: goldendragonuk on March 20, 2010, 03:42:55 pm

Title: Nvidia - Failed to parse existing X config file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'!
Post by: goldendragonuk on March 20, 2010, 03:42:55 pm
If you get the error "Failed to parse existing X config file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'!" while trying to save your settings to the x configuration file, don't panic heres a solution :)

Open up terminal

First off we need to create a backup of your currently working xorg.conf file.

Type: sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak

Now we need to run the Nvidia utility to generate a new xorg.conf file that the utility can actually read.

Type: sudo nvidia-xconfig

For the last step we need to run the graphical Nvidia tool as root, so you can actually save your changes.

Type: sudo nvidia-settings

Tested On ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) - if you are using a version previous to this please do so at your own risk.
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