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Old 06-28-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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Question Configuring new graphics card


I got a new BFG Fuzion GeForce 6200 PCI 128mg card. Out of necesisity i gto the card to function properly in Windows, which required underclocking the card, and overclocking it, and about a month of fustraitng trial and error.

Now I need to get it to function in Linux. I have suse 10. something. How do I go about doing this.

Oh. I also will need to configure a new wireless keyboard and mouse.

Until a answer is provided i'll keep loking. T.I.A.
 
Old 06-28-2006, 07:14 PM   #2
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Clink the link below in my sig about DRI. You have an Nvidia card, which makes it about as easy as possible. Go to nvidia.com, gt the linux driver/installer, unpack it, and run it according to Nvidia's instructions.

For the rest, go to your distributions forum, and search. It is a subject that has been posted before many, many, many times.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 05:16 PM   #3
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Went to nVidia, but they said that for SuSe I needed to use the YOU (online update thing) to install or reinstall the driver.

PROBLEM: I need access to the GUI to run YOU, but wihtout the driver I can't start the GUI, and with out the GUI and can't get the driver, etc., etc., etc., ...

What can I do?
 
Old 07-06-2006, 10:19 AM   #4
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I've been working through the same things recently.

Try booting into failsafe, and running as root
tiny-nvidia-installer --update

That should kick off the nvidia installer, which will download the nvidia driver you need from their FTP (you need an internet connection for this).

You may need to install gcc and the kernel source first. To do that, you can run yast from the command line and search for those packages.

There is a lot of info on these forums about this, and there are pages on novell.com, opensuse.org, and nvidia.com.
 
Old 07-09-2006, 02:54 PM   #5
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My computer hangs when trying to boot to failsafe.

Question:
I have an onboard graphics chip. Can i use that to install the nVidia graphics driver?
 
Old 07-10-2006, 09:28 AM   #6
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It doesn't matter if the graphics is a seperate card or onboard, if it is nVidia then the nVidia driver should be cool.

You could also check the hardware list from SuSe. If the video card is supported, they should have it listed as such.

If your system won't boot into the failsafe, and if you can't boot to a shell and go to runlevel 3 (the command is init 3), then something is seriously hosed. If you can't boot into Linux at all, I'd suggest re-installing. You could use a boot disc if you have one.
 
Old 07-11-2006, 11:37 AM   #7
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The onboard graphics chip is a seperate thing. It came with a computer. I bought the nVidia card, and isntalled it a while ago.

So the question was, can i hook the moniter back up to the onboard Graphics card, and then install the driver for m new nVidia card, then hook the moniter back up to the new card.

The computer hangs when booting into failsafe, but I can boot to linux. I boot normally, and it just brings up the terminal, not the GUI.

Another question: Can i just do this:
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Try booting into failsafe, and running as root
tiny-nvidia-installer --update
but not do it in failsafe, by swithching to runlevel 3?
 
Old 07-11-2006, 01:39 PM   #8
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but not do it in failsafe, by swithching to runlevel 3?
Absolutely. The command is init 3

One thing you will have to be careful about is your BIOS settings in regards to the video card. My SuSe system has an onboard card, as well as the nVidia card I put in there.

There should be a setting in your BIOS that tells it what card to use, the onboard or something else. The problem you may run into is it may be using one card or the other, but not both at the same time. If that's the case, the installer may not see the nVidia card and likely would fail.

My suggestion would be to boot normally using the nVidia card, change to run level 3, and try the installer. That should work, that's pretty much what I did on mine.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 11:58 AM   #9
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The installation of my linux apparently went bad, so i have reinstalled. I thought that that would also cure the gpraphics card problem, but no.

I can't load the Xserver. What do I do?
 
Old 07-15-2006, 10:33 PM   #10
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Apparently the install is bad again. I can't get it to start. It just hangs. What is wrong?
 
Old 07-15-2006, 10:57 PM   #11
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If you change /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/X11/XF86config to use the vga or nv driver. You should be able to start up X Window System or GUI. I recommend backing up this file first before changing the line.

Suse is a pain. I suggest Slackware or Gentoo. They are tedious to install but are worth it.

I recommend use non-wireless mouse and keyboard because they produce a lot of problems. Also use PS/2 mouse and keyboard because they are the most reliable in DOS, Windows, and Linux.
 
  


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