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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
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"
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:
then follow instructions as shown by the installer
select ur monitor, graphics card (make sure u enable 3d) , keybd and stuff
reboot or type "init 5"
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.