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Enabling Coolbits - Nvidia in Linux

  • These are pretty easy to do use higher the numbers for more then one cards.

    First open your favorite "Terminal Window"

    1. To install Xorg type these into the Terminal Window - hit enter after each one.
    (If you have already added these skip to #2)
    Always run this first: sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install xauth
    sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-core
    sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg
    sudo apt-get install xorg
    sudo apt-get install xorg openbox
    Always run this first and last:sudo apt-get update

    2. Enabling coolbits so you can change your fan speeds, over or underclock your nvidia card/s.
    Type these in the terminal window - hit enter after each.
    Always run this first: sudo apt-get update
    Creates an xorg.config file: sudo nvidia-xconfig
    Unlocks the fan & clock settings on one video card: sudo nvidia-xconfig --cool-bits=4
    If you have two, three, four video cards: sudo nvidia-xconfig -a --cool-bits=28
    Always run this first and last: sudo apt-get update
    Other numbers that also work - for one card 8 - for multiple cards 30, 31.

    You shouldn't need to edit your xorg.config file. If it's not working and you need to edit the file edit it in gedit in a terminal window. Make sure you run it and edit it as "Root" "gksu"
    Type this in the terminal window: gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    I would save it as xorg.conf.original, then edit xorg.conf to be safe.
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    This post was edited by beast-usa (Admin) at March 5, 2020 3:23 PM PST
      August 30, 2018 12:29 PM PDT