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Old 05-27-2004, 06:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy SuSE 9.1 nvidia driver problems


Im new to linux and recently bought SuSE 9.1 personal and am having problems installing the driver for my nvidia graphics card. PLEASE HELP!
 
Old 05-27-2004, 06:41 PM   #2
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Use the Yast Online Updater to get the nvidia stuff and run switch2nvidia
als, u can use sax2
 
Old 05-28-2004, 06:59 AM   #3
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i did the yast online updater, but suse tells me i need to go to runlevel 3 (init 3) and unload the nvidia kernel (rmmod nvidia), both of which i dont understand how to do. i am very new to linux, and would need help running als and sax2 as well. Thank you for responding vinay_s_s
 
Old 05-28-2004, 07:06 AM   #4
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Open a console and just type (as root):
rmmod nvidia.

If this doesn't work and you are using Lilo, at the boot select your operating systems and add:
init=3

This might tell the kernel that you want to arrive just to runlevel 3. Then you can login and type rmmod invidia, reboot and try to do the operations with Yast.

Greetings.

PD: To access 'as root' you can login as: root and your password or you can login as a normal user and type: su and then your root password when asked.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 08:03 AM   #5
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i typed su in console and typed password. then it said linux:/home/king #

i then typed rmmod nvidia in the console and it said ERROR: Module nvidia does not exist in /proc/modules

is there something else i should do...im not sure what this means

thanks for your help
 
Old 05-28-2004, 01:05 PM   #6
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ok dude i have a better solution: this works for all linux distros.
download the latest nvidia file from www.nvidia.com (i think it is 5336)
i think the name is: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run

then go to console by pressing Alt+Ctrl+F1
login as root
then type: init 3
now go to where u d'loaded the package, (i mean change directory using the cd command)
then type: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
follow the instructions.
after the driver is installed, run "switch2nvidia"
 
Old 05-28-2004, 01:07 PM   #7
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btw,
sax2 can be run from the yast2 program
its nothing but the display settings in yast
 
Old 05-28-2004, 05:27 PM   #8
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i downloaded package to desktop

how do i change directory and is it possible to return to desktop from the alt+ctrl+1 console?

sorry, i am very new to linux

thank you so much for your help
 
Old 05-29-2004, 02:49 AM   #9
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ok copy the file to ur home directory which would be /home/ur_name
make sure kernel sources are installed by seeing if there is a directory by name linux in /usr/src
now go to console by pressing Alt+Ctrl+F1
login as root then do as below:
init 3
cd /home/ur_name
sh NVIDIA-whatever_name
then follow instructions as shown by the installer
sax2
select ur monitor, graphics card (make sure u enable 3d) , keybd and stuff
reboot or type "init 5"
 
Old 05-29-2004, 09:30 AM   #10
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thank you for your reply, all of the instructions make sense

but what do i do if there is no linux in /usr/src?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 12:35 PM   #11
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install the kernel source rpm
 
Old 05-29-2004, 09:09 PM   #12
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How?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 10:30 PM   #13
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use the yast package manager

there in development section , search for kernel sources
or u can search for the keyword "kernel" in the packagemanager
 
Old 05-30-2004, 09:42 AM   #14
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thanks, i got one step further, but another problem came up

i made it to the nvidia installer and it told me i was running x server and i need to disable it

do you know how?
 
Old 05-30-2004, 09:56 AM   #15
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Probably you'll need to pass to runlevel 3. Press Control + Alt + F1 to get to the 1st. virtual console, login and type "init 3". Now, check if the X server is down looking at the processes running: "ps ax | grep x". Now, freely execute the Nvidia installer.
 
  


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