NVIDIA X Server Settings error unable to use the NVIDIA X driver.

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Hi there,

The NVIDIA server gives me this error in Ubuntu. I don’t know why the error says that I don’t use the NVIDIA X driver since I have the latest update of it. Is a little bit weird and can anyone help me to make the right configurations? Why I have this error, what is the main error?


NVIDIA X Server Settings

You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run ‘nvidia-xconfig’ as root), and restart the X server.


Answered By 572870 points N/A #167074

NVIDIA X Server Settings error unable to use the NVIDIA X driver.


Though you think you already installed the latest driver for your NVIDIA graphics adapter and it is possible that it is really installed, you still need to manually activate the driver so your operating system can finally use it. Doing things in Ubuntu are really different compared to when using Windows or Mac where you just install it and forget it.

To apply the NVIDIA X driver to your operating system, you simply need to run the command as root using the terminal. To do this, go to Dash, More Apps, Accessories, and then Terminal. Or, you can also start it by pressing CTRL + ALT + T on your keyboard and the Terminal will open. Next, type the following without quotes then hit Enter: “sudo nvidia-xconfig”.

This will execute the command as root with the help of the SUDO command. See if this works.

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