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Old 04-22-2004, 09:05 PM   #1
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Gefore 4 and SUSE 9


Hi,

Im trying to install the NVIDIA drivers for my Geforce 4 4600

I am using suse 9 so i did the YOU (yast online update) and got the package from nvidia... Then I downloaded the drivers, I ran "sh nvidia-drivers.....etc....run"... It went through it, but then says

"Unable to determine the NVIDIA Kernel Module Filename"

Please Help,

I need my Vid Card...

Thanks alot
 
Old 04-22-2004, 09:17 PM   #2
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"I am using suse 9 so i did the YOU (yast online update) and got the package from nvidia."

And at that point, they are installed, done, and working as soon as you reboot. As yast does everything for you. So if you then downloaded and ran sh nvidia*... you screwed the system up again after it should have been working fine...

Try running yast again and viewing installed updates and see if it will re-install the nvidia drivers the right way for you.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 05:14 PM   #3
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Ok, i Ran YOU again, It downloaded and installed the Driver... I restarted - still nothin - What do i do now? ;-)

Thanks alot
 
Old 04-23-2004, 05:57 PM   #4
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Go here, follow the instructions to upgrade your system to this what should be a 2.6.5-8 or newer kernel since the doc is out of sync with the files..

http://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~mr349/suse_kernel_26.html

Then try installing with the downloaded package and the whole sh NVIDIA* thing as the 2.6 kernel includes a pre-compiled package that will automatically take over
 
Old 04-24-2004, 10:41 AM   #5
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Hi,

Yes i did that and then after i Installed everything, my machine did'nt boot. It said it couldnt load scsi drivers, bad address....

i used the install CD to repair it and now it works...

thanks
 
Old 04-24-2004, 11:10 AM   #6
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That's odd.. everything on my system worked better after the 2.6 update
 
  


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