[SATLUG] ubuntu intrepid: no xorg.conf, mplayer doesn't work

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Mon Oct 5 19:17:44 CDT 2009


travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> I recently upgraded (fresh install)  one of my workstations to Ubuntu Intrepid.
>
> I have an nVidia graphics card.
>
> ii  nvidia-173-modaliases                      173.14.12-1-0ubuntu5.1                      Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org drive
> ii  nvidia-177-modaliases                      177.82-0ubuntu0.1                           Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org drive
> ii  nvidia-180-kernel-source                   180.11-0ubuntu1~intrepid1                   NVIDIA binary kernel module source
> ii  nvidia-180-modaliases                      180.11-0ubuntu1~intrepid1                   Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org drive
> ii  nvidia-71-modaliases                       71.86.04-0ubuntu10                          Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org drive
> ii  nvidia-96-modaliases                       96.43.09-0ubuntu1.1                         Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org drive
> ii  nvidia-common                              0.2.4.1                                     Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers
> ii  nvidia-glx-180                             180.11-0ubuntu1~intrepid1                   NVIDIA binary Xorg driver
> ii  nvidia-settings                            177.78-0ubuntu2.1                           Tool of configuring the NVIDIA graphics driv
>
> Everything seems to work fine, but mplayer.
>
> I used to use the "xv" output driver but it doesn't work any more.
>
> I can use the X11 driver but mplayer won't do full screen (scaling).
>
> If I run nvidia-settings, it says I'm not running the nvidia driver,
> and to run xconfig-nvidia (IIRC) to fix my xorg.conf.
>
> But there is no /etc/X11/xorg.conf.  I know how to fix this if there is one,
> but not if there isn't one.  I don't know what else should go in it -
> that is, the defaults which it is obviously using.
>   
Since you are using Ubuntu, I'll suggest using EnvyNG t install your 
Nvidia driver.  I have noticed that the native Ubuntu install can be 
erratic.  EnvyNG has always worked for me.  Also be sure to uninstall 
before you reinstall.

Todd


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