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Old 10-08-2004, 08:56 PM   #1
rm6990
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Nvidia and SUSE = Disaster


Hi, does anyone know how to get the latest Nvidia drivers to work...not just install but to actually work with SUSE. I have installed them...that didn't work, compiled a new kernel and installed the driver, still doesn't work with 3D.

The exact same file has worked under many different other distributions just fine, so what is it with SUSE that causes so much trouble??? I also just read on SUSE's site that I cannot revert back to their old drivers after installing the latest one...if this is the case then I guess it is another reinstall for SUSE. Gee...seems to happen more often than Windows with this distro.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 12:48 AM   #2
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I think you have to use the Nvidia packages provided by Suse via YOU.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 02:39 AM   #3
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Lol, but they are out of date and suck . It's alright, I managed to get the problem fixed
 
Old 10-09-2004, 11:51 AM   #4
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Lol, but they are out of date and suck . It's alright, I managed to get the problem fixed
??? The fetch script used from YOU for the NVidia drivers fetches the latest driver from NVidia, it's not provided by SuSE.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 09:03 PM   #5
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Are you sure about that??? I checked the version number and it gave me 1.0-5336...which was released Jan 26, 04. The latest version, which is what my Fedora uses, is 1.0-6111 released Aug 5, 2004.
Also, I checked SUSE's site and it specificially says on it that the driver from YOU is outdated and that if I needed the newest one, to download it manually from www.nvidia.com.

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...html#025suse91

Right on there, it says if you want to get the latest and greatest, download 1.0-6111 from www.nvidia.com

Last edited by rm6990; 10-09-2004 at 09:06 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 07:47 PM   #6
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i had something like that with me....


i enabled 3d and i couldn't get kde to work after that.....


then i got ticked and got fedora core 2 and im not very impressed...
 
  


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