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To make a long story short, I seem to have lost my nvidia-settings application. So, when I select Settings from the drop down, and then Display, I don't see the configuration screen that I normally associate with nvidia-settings application. I tried to reinstall, and it doesn't seem to work:

$ sudo nvidia-settings
sudo: nvidia-settings: command not found

$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
nvidia-settings is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 26 not upgraded.

$ echo $PATH
/usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games

Anyways, what am I over looking? Also, is there any other nvidia applications I might be missing?

thanks!

Edit: As per suggestion I tried to install nvidia-settings, but still not working

 $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-current 
 Reading package lists... Done 
 Building dependency tree 
 Reading state information... Done 
 nvidia-current is already the newest version. 
 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 26 not upgraded. 

 $ nvidia-settings 
 nvidia-settings: command not found 

 $ sudo nvidia-settings 
 sudo: nvidia-settings: command not found
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You need to install both the driver and the corresponding nvidia-settings application, which is packaged seperately.

The following will install the latest Nvidia driver with the corresponding nvidia-settings application.

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates nvidia-settings-updates

BTW: You don't always have to run the application as root, only when you want to write the xorg.conf.

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That didn't seem to work. Here's what I get: (By the way, someone edited my original post to put my modified screen output in a nice box... how do I do that?) > $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-current > Reading package lists... Done > Building dependency tree > Reading state information... Done > nvidia-current is already the newest version. > 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 26 not upgraded. > > $ nvidia-settings > nvidia-settings: command not found > > $ sudo nvidia-settings > sudo: nvidia-settings: command not found –  Badministrator Aug 21 '12 at 16:05
    
You can paste the content ,select it and press ctrl + k or click on <code> button in the toolbar. This is not applicable for comment. Or add 4 spaces before each line –  Web-E Aug 21 '12 at 16:35
    
what is output of whereis nvidia-settings –  Web-E Aug 21 '12 at 16:41
    
$ whereis nvidia-settings nvidia-settings: /usr/bin/nvidia-settings /usr/lib/nvidia-settings /usr/bin/X11/nvidia-settings /usr/share/man/man1/nvidia-settings.1.gz $ echo $PATH /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin‌​:/bin:/usr/games I see it's not in my path, but I also realize the path I just typed is mine and not root. How do I get it to show up in root so that when I select the Settings drop down from my desktop window, I can use the program once again? Thanks! –  Badministrator Aug 21 '12 at 17:50
    
Wrong, nvidia-settings is recommended by the drivers but is packaged separately and because auf that will not be automatically installed. packages.ubuntu.com/precise/nvidia-settings packages.ubuntu.com/precise/nvidia-current –  LiveWireBT Aug 21 '12 at 23:31

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