Re: system-config-display crashes (F12)

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Hi Markus,
  I had a similar problem and what I had to do was just mv the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file out of the way (I think system-config-display
might be failing on trying to parse your exising xorg.conf file.)  I had this problem with my ATI card but it might work for you too.
Müslüm Ejder wrote:
> Hi Markus, 
> i had 2 Displays connected on 2 devices
> 	1 Nvidia on Board
> 	1 Nvidia on AGP 
> if u have two Videocards you must go into your PC-BIOS and specify the
> Videocard where your Primary Display Connected as your Primary one.
> but most people using only 1 Videocard for two Displays. if this is true
> for you then chek if your nvidia driver is installed properly.
> to check it open a terminal and : 
> lsmod | grep nvidia 
> if the output like the following line, the driver is installed and works
> and you dont need to install the driver again. 
> nvidia              10311864  26 
> if the output is nothing the driver is not installed or not for the
> kernel u have. Then you need to install it with following steps:
> 	Download the latest driver from 
> 	change to runlevel 3  - open a terminal and type :
> 	su -C 'init 3'
> 	login as root
> 	yum install gcc kernel-headers   (installer needs the headers and gcc
> to auto compile the driver for your kernel)
> 	now change to folder where u downloaded your nvidia driver is locatet
> 	Type "sh" 
> 	follow the steps from installer to install or reinstall the driver.
> Now or when your driver was properly installed you must config your
> screen, for a basic configuration use nvidia-xconfig in terminal as
> root.
> now u can go back into runlevel 5 as root with:
> init 5
> log in in your desktop and open a terminal
> now type su -C 'nvidia-settings'
> and Configure your Desktop 
> when you have multiple displays and use it as one big desktop
> (stretched) you cannot enable desktop effects etc. only when u have
> multiple desktops and displays.
> - hope will help you - 
> Am Donnerstag, den 14.01.2010, 10:02 +0100 schrieb Markus Lindholm:
>> When I try to run system-config-display as root I get the following
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "/usr/share/system-config-display/", line 378, in <module>
>>     dialog = xConfigDialog.XConfigDialog(hardware_state, xconfig,
>> videocard.VideoCardInfo())
>>   File "/usr/share/system-config-display/", line 640,
>> in __init__
>>     if len(self.xconfig.layout[0].adjacencies) > 1:
>> IndexError: index out-of-bounds
>> The background is that this morning when I came to my desktop machine
>> I didn't get a password screen from the screensaver, so I rebooted. It
>> booted fine and I got a login screen and it accepted my login but I
>> didn't get a proper gnome desktop. All I got was a blue background
>> (the standard one) and the possibility to right click -> cŕeate a new
>> folder -> open up the file-browser -> find gnome-terminal and so I
>> could start applications in X but I had no desktop, i.e. no panels or
>> menus and so forth.
>> I thought perhaps installing nvidia drivers from rpm fusion instead
>> would help. That was a non-starter, I didn't even get X. So I erased
>> those packages.
>> At that point I also thought of disconnecting my second monitor that
>> had been blank all morning, and that did the trick of getting back my
>> desktop, but at that point the resolution of my screen had dropped to
>> 800x600 and now I don't seem to have any means to set it back
>> Any advice?
>> Markus
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