[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#532320: nvidia-settings: Restoring settings automatically

Tony Houghton h at realh.co.uk
Mon Jun 8 13:34:02 UTC 2009

Package: nvidia-settings
Version: 180.22-1
Severity: wishlist

The man page explains how to use .xinitrc to automatically run
nvidia-settings --load-config-only when X starts. AFAIK gdm etc don't
use .xinitrc for a standard "GNOME Session", "KDE Session" etc so that
advice won't work for many people.

Besides improving the documentation I think it would be a good idea to
add an XDG autostart entry for nvidia-settings so inexperienced users
don't have the bother of editing scripts or using the likes of
gnome-session-manager. AFAICT running nvidia-settings --load-config-only
in the absence of a .nvidia-settings-rc or even the NVidia driver merely
fails silently, so I don't think this idea poses a danger for non-NVidia

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages nvidia-settings depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                   1.26.0-1   The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                         2.9-13     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                     1.8.6-2+b1 The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.20.3-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.16.1-2   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.24.2-1   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.2.1-1  X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6                      2:1.0.4-1  X11 miscellaneous extension librar

Versions of packages nvidia-settings recommends:
pn  nvidia-glx                    <none>     (no description available)

nvidia-settings suggests no packages.

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