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Old 08-25-05, 03:46 AM   #3
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Default Re: TVOverscan,TVFlickerFilter settings forgotten

Most people misunderstand the working of nvidia-settings. On Windows there's the registry in which settings get stored but something like that doesn't exist on Linux. The way nvidia worked around this problem was by adding a sort of registry to the drivers. This registry is stored in your current X session and nvidia-settings accesses it using the NV-CONTROL extension. The problem is that the registry can't be saved and because of that all settings are lost when you quit X. When modifying options through nvidia-settings the tool saves the settings to its configuration file. The next time you start the gui of nvidia-settings it restores the settings from the config file. Quite confusing. Another way to reload the settings is to start 'nvidia-settings -l'.
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