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Old 03-11-2005, 04:55 PM   #1
jxbryan
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GeForce 6800 Ultra issues with suse 9.2


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
working..

If you need any logs and such you will have to let me know where to
find them so that I can attach them.

Thanks in advance...

~Josh
 
Old 03-11-2005, 05:01 PM   #2
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You could try using the nvidia installer for the drivers, get them at:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux.html

I recommend reading all the docs though.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 05:07 PM   #3
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Yeah I have thought about doing that however I do not know how to remove the driver I installed using YOU in suse 9.2 Does anyone by chance no how to do this?

~Josh
 
Old 03-11-2005, 05:25 PM   #4
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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).
 
Old 03-13-2005, 09:43 PM   #5
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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...
 
Old 03-13-2005, 10:16 PM   #6
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oh...

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...

Thanks again,

wd0mkr
 
Old 03-13-2005, 11:22 PM   #7
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i got my 6800 ultra working installed on suse 9.2 pro. I installed the newest 6 something now 7 something driver and then selected 6800 GT cause Ultra wasn't on the list and it is working perfect.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 11:28 PM   #8
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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!

~wd0mkr
 
  


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