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I just replaced my old (outdated) ATI Rage 6 card with a (less outdated) Nvidia GeForce4 MX440 that my dad gave me. I booted into Windows and it installed the correct driver and works great, so I know the card works. The problem is I try to boot linux and it gives me an Xserver error and just boots to the command propmt "Desktop Login:". How do I get my GUI back?
I logged in and modified the xorg.config file to read "nv" for the driver. When I tried to save it, it said [cannot open file for writing: Permission denied]. Any Ideas? Also, do I leave the board name and vendor name alone? Will that change automatically?
You need to edit the file as root user. To become root user enter the command "su" and the root password when prompted.
As to changing the descriptive information, it is not necessary but probably a good idea so you don't get confused later on. It would change automatically if you configure with your systems x configuration program, but since you are editing manually you'd need to change it yourself. All you really need is the Driver line and the Identifier line, which is then used a little further down in Screen Sections section.
Okay, that all worked great. I'm now running the GUI again. Just for kicks I decided to install the Nvidia driver from their site. I added the "download.nvidia.com/novell" installation source to YOU as directed on their site. I go into YAST and select the packages to install and it gives me dependency conflits. It is telling me "there are no installable providers of kernels...". Why is this? I have the installation sources enabled and set to refresh.
Ok, I'm sitting here reading this and it's all Greek to me.
I had a similar problem and started another thread.
I managed to find something somewhere that I needed to type "Yast" while logged in to the command line without the GUI. I did that and managed to get my gui back. I still don't have 3d at all. And am trying to get this set up to run XGL.
I'm using SuSE 10.1 and my vid card is the nVidia FX5200.
I know nothing about compiling and such.
Nor do I understand how to actually change run levels and the like.