Minimal NVidia xorg.conf

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Information: This page contains minimal xorg.conf which can be used as examples or to further tweak.
Advanced: The information contained in this page is considered advanced.
Warning: The information contained herein can cause issues with your X if any errors or incorrect information is entered.

xorg table of contents:
Configuration guides: Modeline references:


1 Outline

The xorg.conf is a integral part of running Kodi in X via for e.g. xinit in some controllable manner. While in recent Linux the device drivers have improved considerably and deem xorg.conf unneeded, it still has its niche.

This is a known working NVidia xorg.conf using some recommended settings from the forums.

2 Introduction

Use this guide on your own risk. if you end up without a picture on your screen restore the backup xorg.conf or rename existing if no backup exists.

3 Example

Section "Module"
    Load           "glx"

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "SWCursor" "on"
    Option         "HWCursor" "off"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Option         "DynamicTwinView" "false"
        Depth          24

Section "Extensions"
          Option "Composite" "Disable"

4 Example

Only for drivers 30x.x, not guaranteed If NVidia changes the way they do things again. The HorizSync and VertRefresh must be validated properly by the connected TV or AVR.

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 304.60  ([email protected])  Sun Oct 14 21:19:18 PDT 2012
# Deprecated on 30X.X NVIDIA DRIVERS - Option                "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = Native"

Section "Device"
    Identifier            "Device0"
    Driver                "nvidia"
    VendorName            "NVIDIA Corporation"
    Option                "NoLogo"                "true"
    Option                "DynamicTwinView"       "false"
    Option                "NoFlip"                "false"
    Option                "ConnectToAcpid"        "0"
    Option                "ModeValidation"        "NoVesaModes, NoXServerModes"
    Option                "ModeDebug"             "true"
    Option                "HWCursor"              "false"
    Option                "SWCursor"              "false"
    Option                "RenderAccel"           "1"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier            "Screen0"
    Device                "Device0"
    Monitor               "Monitor0"
    #Option               "VertRefresh"           "DFP-0: 23-60"
    #Option               "HorizSync"             "DFP-0: 25-100"
    DefaultDepth          24
    #ColorRange and ColorSpace are default already
    #Option                "ColorRange" "Full"
    #Option                "ColorSpace" "RGB"
    Option                "DynamicTwinView" "false"
    Option                "ModeValidation" "NoVesaModes, NoXServerModes"
    Option                "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "True"
    SubSection            "Display"
        Depth             24

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier		  "Monitor0"
    VendorName		  "Unknown"
    ModelName		  "Unknown"
    #HorizSync		  28.0 - 33.0
    #VertRefresh          23.0 - 72.0
    HorizSync		  26-81
    VertRefresh		  24-75
    # 1920x1080p @ 23.976Hz (EIA/CEA-861B)
    ModeLine "1920x1080_23.976" 74.11 1920 2557 2602 2750  1080 1084 1089 1124 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine "1920x1080_24"     74.250 1920 2558 2602 2750 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
    # Remove # from below to use
    #Modeline "1920x1080_25"	74.25  1920 2448 2492 2640 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
    #Modeline "1920x1080_60"	148.35 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 -hsync +vsync
	Option		  "DPI" "96 x 96"

Section "Extensions"
    Option               "Composite" "Disable"
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