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for nvidia chipset based video cards use the SaX (or something like that) installer to donwload and install the drivers. if u go to the nvidia web site > drivers > linux and bsd drivers, they will tell u exactly what to when running suse linux.
for radeon based video cards go to the RADEON web site and look for linux drivers
for other cards and chipsets...well... me would just pray before pointing my Firebird browser to their web page.
and PLEAZE! next time how about u tell us... WHAT TYPE OF VIDEO CARD ???? HELLO?
after u have installed the drivers for your video card ... run the Xconfigurator.... hold Ctrl+Alt and hit the F1 key to get to the shell prompt and login as root
if it's not installed download the rpm's from the suse cd's and install it then try again
Last edited by usergthesecond; 11-19-2003 at 10:32 AM.
What I have done for my card using a gforce 4 is download drivers at nvidia.org, then run their little installation program ( you will have to shutdown X first) and then edit your XF86Config file, where it says Driver = "nv" change nv to nvidia, then you should get a little logo when you start X next time. That worked for me at least
Am having results similar to what DJ_6sYx6 described. Installed Suse 9.0 and the nvidia driver from the nvidia website. Then when I use Sax2 to enable 3d, the screen goes blank and machine is frozen solid. Using nvidia Mx440 Geforce-4. This same exact hardware works perfectly with the same exact nvidia driver under Linux-Mandrake 9.1.
Distribution: PCLinuxOS 0.93 and 0.92, Vector sometimes
I've just installed 9.0 on my 2nd machine with an MX400. All I did was do a YOU (Yast Online Update), download the nvidia drivers that way, and then configure the new drivers via Yast. I got 3-D and fine tuned the display. What happens when you do the YOU?
Sorry about the delay. I did the online update. I had already installed the nvidia drivers from suse during install, but they offered a kernel update and patch this time. I went ahead and installed it. When I rebooted, my mouse was dead and so was anything connected to USB! Needless to say I was not able to test 3d. Now I am back where I started, except more frustrated. Not sure what to try next. Can't really find any info on suse's site about this. Oh well, happy Thanksgiving everybody.
I just installed Suse on my PC as well (Kinda Noob to Linux tbqh)
My Video card is an ATI Radeon X800 Pro.. I downloaded the drivers from ATI and installed them.. ok. OpenGl was installed , etc etc. Now I also need to learn how to enable 3d support. I take it its not a simple task like it is with Windows. I dont seem to have that Xconfigurator on my pc, so need some help as well.