Originally Posted by d13f00l
nvidia-settings -q RefreshRate
ERROR: Error parsing query 'RefreshRate' (Unrecognized attribute name).
Are you sure you have the newest version of nvidia-settings installed? I get that error if I try to use the 8178 version of nvidia-settings with the 8756 driver. nvidia-settings should have been installed along with the rest of the driver if you used the .run installer.