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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.