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Old 03-01-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
hrvarakl
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Question nvidia 8800gts support


Greetings everybody!

I was using the suse 9.3 version of linux until recently,when I got
a new pc. The thing is that after installing suse 9.3,10.0 &10.3
kde always failed to start(only in 10.3 I could use just the command line)
claiming that the graphics card is not supported(8800gts the 640mb version - in SLI with another one,but I don't think that really matters..). Does anyone know which distributions of linux support this card?
(knoppix and kubuntu live boot properly by the way...)

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 03-01-2008, 03:02 PM   #2
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nvidia 8800gts support

Do you mean by the command line the failsafe mode if so try start up
yast2 goto hardware > graphic and monitor.It will probe the graphic card and monitor again Hopefully it came up with use full configuration if so
save it, because normally suse has a dummy driver nvdia cards
Because if so xserver will start
Being in the graphic mode it is easer got to nvidia site to down load the
wright driver
In other think is in yast2 in text mode goto nvidia site and down load the wright driver and install it with yast

Remember the new nvidia driver becomes active after reboot


best of luck
 
Old 03-01-2008, 06:00 PM   #3
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Do you mean by the command line the failsafe mode if so try start up
yast2 goto hardware > graphic and monitor.It will probe the graphic card and monitor again Hopefully it came up with use full configuration if so
save it, because normally suse has a dummy driver nvdia cards
Because if so xserver will start
Thanx for the tips,
I opened yast2>hardware>graphics and monitor from failsafe mode, and it probed my graphics card and the monitor. The only thing that changed though after rebooting was the resolution (changed probably to 1280x1024 - it was lower before). X server still does not start and so kde does not start either...
By the way I noticed you use suse 10.3 too. What graphics card do you use?
 
Old 03-01-2008, 06:07 PM   #4
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I don't think many if any distros support proprietry vnidia drivers out of the box. Have you tried downloading the driver from nvidia's site? I've never tried yast from the command line, but I guess you can, in which case just follow the suse instructions. Otherwise you may have to follow the generic instructions for linux and wget the package and run it from the comand line (not that hard - I do it from Centos all the time)
 
Old 03-02-2008, 02:11 AM   #5
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nvdia 8899 gts support

I use nvdia Geforce 6200 From the beginning every think works
Because in suse is a dummy driver
I only download the driver from the Nvdia side to enable 3 D acelator and
screen is some what better in pro portion with the real driver and the
scrolling goes smoother

all the best
 
Old 03-02-2008, 05:03 AM   #6
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Have you tried downloading the driver from nvidia's site? I've never tried yast from the command line, but I guess you can, in which case just follow the suse instructions. Otherwise you may have to follow the generic instructions for linux and wget the package and run it from the comand line (not that hard - I do it from Centos all the time)
I am not sure about what has to be done to install the drivers..
In nvidia's site I read that (only) for suse one has to install nvidia installer,
which for me was impossible because I could not connect to nvidia's server (perhaps my inetrnet connection is not properly configured in suse). Anyway I skipped the above and downloaded(from another machine) the drivers straight away(the .run file). I tried passing it to suse via a usb flash disk, but the system does not recognize it in the /media folder... I hate command line
 
Old 03-02-2008, 05:50 AM   #7
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try fdisk -l and see if you can recognies it. then mount with

mount /dev/whateveritwasfromfdisk /mnt

then look in /mnt
 
Old 03-02-2008, 06:28 PM   #8
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try fdisk -l and see if you can recognies it. then mount with

mount /dev/whateveritwasfromfdisk /mnt

then look in /mnt
I'll check it out, thanks!
 
Old 03-04-2008, 03:03 PM   #9
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try fdisk -l and see if you can recognies it. then mount with

mount /dev/whateveritwasfromfdisk /mnt

then look in /mnt
mount /dev/whateveritwasfromfdisk /mnt does not work..
Am I not supposed to define the filesystem of the disk to be mounted?
I tried: mount -t <filesytem> /dev/sdb /mnt.
Thing is that fdisk -l gives W95 FAT32(LBA) as it's file system, but mount does not recognise fat32 as a filesystem...
 
Old 04-29-2010, 01:33 PM   #10
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mount /dev/whateveritwasfromfdisk /mnt does not work..
Am I not supposed to define the filesystem of the disk to be mounted?
I tried: mount -t <filesytem> /dev/sdb /mnt.
Thing is that fdisk -l gives W95 FAT32(LBA) as it's file system, but mount does not recognise fat32 as a filesystem...

Try vfat insted of fat32 in command line .
it will work
 
  


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