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Old 02-09-2009, 08:15 AM   #1
rtrahan
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Graphics Card with Open Suse


I did a clean install of OpenSuse on my CompaqPresario. Everything went fine but the graphics properties. It defaulted to 800X600. So I went into root and changed run level to init3. Used sax2 and set it up to 1280X800 with a refresh of 75Hz. This was the native properties before I loaded OpenSuse (I wiped the drive clean it had Vista). The fonts are fine but the scolling up and down are like in waves. It rolls downs in waves instead of normal, if you know what I mean. I did different refresh rates but didn't help. Any quidance would be appreciated.
My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G Graphics. I am going to try downloading the Linux driver from the NVIDIA web site and install.

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Old 02-09-2009, 09:03 AM   #2
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What you describe happens if even 2D is not working same happens in vista if you do not install the driver.
If you manage to install the driver than it should be over.
It has nothing to do with the waves but are you sure that a refresh rate of 75 HZ is correct it depends on the type monitor you use CRT LCD PLASMA
 
Old 02-09-2009, 09:20 AM   #3
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NVIDIA Driver

It's an LCD monitor on a laptop. I also tried refresh on 60Hz, 70Hz but it was all the same result.

I just downloaded the NVIDIA driver. Its' loaded on my desktop but I can't get it to run.
So far I did chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux -x86-1.0-6111.pkg1.run
Then (per my book on OpenSuse)
I did ./NVIDIA-Linux -x86-1.0-6111.pkg1.run

But it came back and said "ERROR: this .run file is intended for the Linux-x86 platform, but you appear to be running on Linux-x86_64. Aborting installation.??
Did I screw something up during installation?
 
Old 02-09-2009, 09:35 AM   #4
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Checken this webbsite en.opensuse.org/nvidia
 
Old 02-09-2009, 10:57 AM   #5
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If I could make a quick observation..I started using Linux about 6 weeks ago. This forum along with the great support from OpenSuse has made this whole experience 1000 better than when I started with another version I won't mention. Thank you, all of you. I could not have done the above without the support I have learned over the those weeks...
 
  


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