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Hey I got the nvidia driver installed using YAST2 online update patch
thing and did not get any errors however I do not have any direct
rendering nor any 3d and it does not display my card right.... Below
is the output from glxgears
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified
glxgears: Error: couldn't open display '(null)'
and I get the same thing with glxinfo | grep nvidia
however when I check the config files for x windows it lists driver as
nvidia and shows that glx is the one being loaded.
I have checked the /etc/X11/XF86config and they /etc/X11/xorg.conf
file and they both look the exact same to me.
I can modprobe nvidia with no errors... but I do not know what else to
try and do here... Please let me know what I can do to get this
If you need any logs and such you will have to let me know where to
find them so that I can attach them.
Well on slackware there are nv drivers installed by default, but they don't really work. Disabling them is just a matter of editing the xorg.conf (which you have to do anyway when installing the drivers from nvidia).
Another thought, it says it can't open the display "null". There's a section of xorg.conf where you specify your display, and give it a name, and then later reference that name in other places. If you're still interested I'll post my xorg.conf...
Oh I got that working.... I forgot that I posted it here.... I am sorry about that... I got it figured out and you would never believe what it is... I was running the command as root... Meaning I was running glxgears and glxinfo as root. when I ran them as myself it worked fine.
Just me being a stupid noob!
I appreciate you taking the time to asnwer my questions...
pattont <- That is really wierd cause I installed my card using the latest 7 series drivers patched before install and it shows my card as being the actual 6800 Ultra and shows everything just the way it is.
Where was it that you had to select your card type? Mine was just auto-configured using the source from nvidia. The only thing I had to do was type modprobe nvidia and sax2 nvidia=0 and setup my screen and such!