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Old 07-11-05, 12:28 AM   #1
aaronb
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Default Cannot run nvidia-settings

Warning: I'm quite a newbie when it comes to Linux

I'm running Knoppmyth and I installed the nvidia drivers (7174) to get the tv-out on my GF FX5200 working. The drivers seemed to install without any problems, the tv-out works fine, and X starts just fine. I tried to run nvidia-settings to tweak some of the tv-out settings, but I get "Command not found". After searching on the Knoppmyth forum I ran this command to look for nvidia-settings, and it was not found

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root@mythtv:~# ls -al /usr/local/bin/nvidia-settings
ls: /usr/local/bin/nvidia-settings: No such file or directory
Is there any reason why nvidia-settings would not have been installed along with the drivers, and is there a log I can check to see if there were any errors? Also, would just running the install script again muck anything up? Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me.
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Old 07-11-05, 05:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: Cannot run nvidia-settings

on my box, nvidia-settings got installed to /usr/bin, probably you'll find nvidia-settings in that location. the installer writes a logfile to /var/log/nvidia-installer.log
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Old 07-11-05, 09:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: Cannot run nvidia-settings

I do not have nvidia-settings on my Suse box either. I suspect that is because Suse does not want it: the installation log ends with the message to use sax2 to enable the new nvidia card.
By the way, I think you are very lucky, because you say your tv-out works fine. I just cannot find a mode that works for mine.
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Old 07-28-05, 05:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: Cannot run nvidia-settings

/usr/bin/nvidia-settings is always installed with the official nvidia driver. If you're missing it after installing the official nvidia driver, then your installation is incomplete and you should re-install (preferably 1.0-7667) and check the install log in /var/log for errors.
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