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Old 01-27-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
Oliver
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OpenSuSE 10.2 and Nvidia


Hi!

I recently installed OpenSuSE 10.2. When installing the proprietary Nvidia driver via YaST, the resolution went to 800x600, despite the fact that Sax2 said the setting is 1400x900.

Anybody else having problems with a Nvidia card under SuSE 10.2?

And if so: were you able to solve the problem?
Thanks!
 
Old 01-27-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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goto nvidia.com & download the .run installer & run it. everything should be fine.
 
Old 01-27-2007, 12:39 PM   #3
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Yes, I agree... install from the script available for download at the Nvidia site. You MUST be in run level 3 to install those drivers, though... no X running. You'll also require your kernel development headers to be installed first. The Nvidia script requires that so it can customize the Nvidia driver kernel for your system.

Luck!
 
Old 01-27-2007, 12:48 PM   #4
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Sorry

Sorry, I didn't mention that I certainly did all the configuration from runlevel 3, etc. If LQ names me a newbe than only because I am posting rarely. I do so only if I encounter really tough problems.

Even the compiled driver from the Nvidia HP (which is newer than the one provided by the repository), the problem persits.

No problems under 10.1 though. There it works fine...
 
Old 01-27-2007, 12:50 PM   #5
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No..

Quote:
Originally Posted by mayhemt
goto nvidia.com & download the .run installer & run it. everything should be fine.
No, Same problem. Just in 1024x768...
 
Old 01-27-2007, 12:55 PM   #6
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No offense meant... if anyone is a real newbie around here, it's me. I've only been playing around with Linux since last July. I still have LOTS to learn. By the way, I'm using OpenSuSE 10.1, maybe that's why it was so simple to install the Nvidia drivers on my system. I see that it's 10.2 that you're having problems with. Have your tried the SuSE support forums?

http://opensuse.us/

Luck!

~Eric
 
Old 01-27-2007, 04:30 PM   #7
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Quote:
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No, Same problem. Just in 1024x768...
After you installed nvidia drivers, you should see nvidia-settings. try this at command line to select another resolution.
 
Old 02-27-2007, 12:24 PM   #8
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Hi, I have also had a problem with opensuse 10.2. I have had to install the nvidia drivers manually as I am behind a firewall and cannot connect to their server. The drivers install ok but when I configure sax2, the screen goes black and a cross appears in the middle- the computer freezes. (I am using 2 nvidia gf7800gtx cards in sli) I don't know if that has an effect. Has anyone had a similar problem?
 
Old 02-27-2007, 04:04 PM   #9
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Oliver, it seems no one answered your first question directly. As near as I have been able to determine, the current NVIDIA driver (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9746-pkg1.run for 32-bit x86) works fine with openSUSE 10.2 and various NVIDIA GPU-based cards. I've installed it on machines with different cards and noticed no issues. Incidentally, you did not specify the video card model you are using, your monitor, or the system you are using (32-bit, etc.) and that would help for future posts. Otherwise, people have no choice but to give you generalized suggestions, since NVIDIA provides different drivers and different card/monitor/motherboard setups affect driver choice and installation options.
 
  


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