Configure NVIDIA (non-free) settings and load them on Startup

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Take Note that this tutorial is meant for users who are using the NVIDIA Proprietary (non-free) drivers.

To configure Resolution/Refresh Rate:

1. Open terminal run 'sudo nvidia-settings'

2. Change resolution and refresh rate in 'X Server Display Configuration' tab.

3. Hit the 'Save to X Configuration File' button and save to /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf

4. Open terminal and run 'sudo mhwd-gpu --setgl nvidia --setxorg /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf'

To configure X Screen settings (OpenGL Settings, Antialiasing, X Server XVideo):

1. Open terminal and run 'sudo nvidia-settings'

2. Change settings in X Server XVideo Settings, OpenGL and Antialiasing, in the 'X Screen' tab.

3. Click on 'nvidia-settings configuration' tab and click on the 'Save Current Configuration' button.

4. Save the .nvidia-settings-rc to the default location specified ( /etc/user_name )

5. Open terminal and type 'sudo gedit ~/.xinitrc' (or 'sudo gedit /etc/user_name/.xinitrc') -> replace gedit with text editor of choice.

6. Once opened, add 'exec nvidia-settings --load-config-only' on a new line (do not add the ' ' ).

7. Save and exit.


There you go. This should (hopefully) solve those having issues with the NVIDIA non-free drivers for loading specific resolutions/refresh rates and X Screen settings on startup.


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