nvidia-settings errors in Ubuntu 16
I have solved this issue. I got tired of fighting with Ubuntu 16 and so reinstalled to version 14. That doesn't necessarily mean that this won't work with version 16 though.

The goal was to get this working over ssh in "headless" form.

After following the wiki,


everything seems to be working.

At the time of my original post, I had not followed the instructions on the wiki. After I installed the minimal X11 environment by installing the xdm package and created a proper /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, I'm good to go.

The xorg.conf file was created with the following commands:
Quote:nvidia-xconfig -s -a --allow-empty-initial-configuration \
--cool-bits=12 --registry-dwords="PerfLevelSrc=0x2222" \
--no-sli --connected-monitor="DFP-0" -o /etc/X11/xorg.conf

sed -i '/Driver/a Option "Interactive" "False"' /etc/X11/xorg.conf

A few notes:
Ignore that setting for lightdm.conf since the wiki guide uses xdm instead of lightdm.
Executing "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" to upgrade to version 16 might break things (unknown at this time and before I try it, I will image my entire hard drive so I can restore if necessary)
Admins, consider adding the xorg.conf creation instructions to the wiki how-to.

Messages In This Thread
RE: nvidia-settings errors in Ubuntu 16 - by devilsadvocate - 11-13-2016, 11:13 AM
RE: nvidia-settings errors in Ubuntu 16 - by red - 04-03-2017, 06:17 PM