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FS#19340 - [nvidia-utils] backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Allan McRae (Allan) - Monday, 03 May 2010, 11:13 GMT
Last edited by Pierre Schmitz (Pierre) - Friday, 25 June 2010, 06:42 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


The file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf seems the place to make configuration changes but it is not in the backup array
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Closed by  Pierre Schmitz (Pierre)
Friday, 25 June 2010, 06:42 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Monday, 03 May 2010, 17:33 GMT
What configuration would you put there?

The only reason it exists for is to add the "missing" builtin section in the X server to allow autodetection (which you can't edit either).
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Tuesday, 04 May 2010, 00:09 GMT
I would like to add
Option "NoLogo" "True"
in the Device section which is provided by that file to stop the nvidia logo on boot. As far as I know, I can not add extra fields to that section in another file.
Comment by Pierre Schmitz (Pierre) - Tuesday, 04 May 2010, 06:03 GMT
We could add this b default...though I don't see the logo without this option either.
Comment by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Tuesday, 04 May 2010, 07:46 GMT
Hm, there's always the possibility to configure a new device section that is read before this one (with a lexicographically smaller filename), it will be used first. I don't have any strong opinions on this one though.
Comment by orbisvicis (orbisvicis) - Monday, 21 June 2010, 23:55 GMT
I see the logo without
Option "NoLogo" "True" # a sensible default for 20-nvidia.conf

Since the nvidia driver can be heavily tweaked, it would make sense to backup 20-nvidia.conf

In any case many of the options can be specified either in a "Screen" or "Device" section
Comment by Ike Devolder (BlackEagle) - Wednesday, 23 June 2010, 21:15 GMT
this is about the backup array

it should be added!
Comment by Jakob Gruber (schuay) - Thursday, 24 June 2010, 11:16 GMT
I agree, I've had my configs overwritten several times now since I keep forgetting to back it up.
Or should - for example dual monitor configurations - be placed in another file?
Comment by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Thursday, 24 June 2010, 11:28 GMT
The file is for the nvidia DEFAULT configuration, as the contents says. If you want your own configuration, just create 19-nvidia.conf (19 < 20, so it will be considered first).

Also, I thought Pierre added the backup= to the new nvidia in testing.
Comment by Jakob Gruber (schuay) - Thursday, 24 June 2010, 11:45 GMT
Got it, makes sense. User config -> separate file.
Comment by orbisvicis (orbisvicis) - Thursday, 24 June 2010, 16:49 GMT
If you're willing to move all your Device configuration Options to the screen Section, you can accomplish all modifications directly from xorg.conf without touching xorg.conf.d/*