NVIDIA Proprietary Driver: Configuration
This page describes additional configuration and settings relating to the NVIDIA proprietary display driver.
It is possible to create an Xorg server configuration file using the nvidia-settings GUI:
Select "X Server Display Configuration", click "Reset" and then setup your monitors. Use TwinView for dual display. Click "Save To X Configuration File", but make sure you remove the checkbox for "Merge with existing file". Then restart your PC.
The driver options below can be included for increased performance:
Section "Device" Identifier "My GPU" Driver "nvidia" Option "NoLogo" "1" Option "RenderAccel" "1" Option "TripleBuffer" "true" Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy" EndSection
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Use the following commands to determine the current values of InitialPixmapPlacement and GlyphCache:
$ nvidia-settings -q InitialPixmapPlacement $ nvidia-settings -q GlyphCache
If different values are reported, these commands can be added to ~/.xsession for improving application performance:
nvidia-settings -a InitialPixmapPlacement=2 nvidia-setttings -a GlyphCache=1