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lowpingnoob 06-17-2005 10:13 PM

installing nvidia drivers on suse 9.3
 
I just switched to suse 9.3 (from f***edupdora core 3), and i have YOU installed Nvidia drivers, but I cannot set OpenGL to enabled from sax2 . my xorg is diffirent than what i am used to, so I just might have to change something there.

Code:

# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2005-06-17T20:36:24-0500.
#
# Version: 4.8
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2002
#
# Automatically generated by [SaX2] (4.8)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

Section "Files"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
  FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
  FontPath    "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS0"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS1"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS2"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS3"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS4"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS5"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS6"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS7"
  InputDevices "/dev/ttyS8"
  InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
  InputDevices "/dev/logibm"
  InputDevices "/dev/sunmouse"
  InputDevices "/dev/atibm"
  InputDevices "/dev/amigamouse"
  InputDevices "/dev/atarimouse"
  InputDevices "/dev/inportbm"
  InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
  InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
  InputDevices "/dev/usbmouse"
  InputDevices "/dev/adbmouse"
  InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
  InputDevices "/dev/input/event0"
  InputDevices "/dev/pointer0"
  InputDevices "/dev/pointer1"
  InputDevices "/dev/pointer2"
  InputDevices "/dev/pointer3"
EndSection

Section "Module"
  Load        "dbe"
  Load        "type1"
  Load        "freetype"
  Load        "extmod"
  Load        "glx"
  Load        "v4l"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
  Option      "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver      "kbd"
  Identifier  "Keyboard[0]"
  Option      "Protocol" "Standard"
  Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
  Option      "XkbModel" "pc104"
  Option      "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver      "mouse"
  Identifier  "Mouse[1]"
  Option      "Buttons" "7"
  Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option      "Name" "ImExPS/2 Logitech Explorer Mouse"
  Option      "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
  Option      "Vendor" "Sysp"
  Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
  DisplaySize  340 250
  HorizSync    30-95
  Identifier  "Monitor[0]"
  ModelName    "D1226H"
  Option      "DPMS"
  VendorName  "DELL"
  VertRefresh  50-160
  UseModes    "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
  Identifier  "Modes[0]"
  Modeline        "1280x1024" 125.14 1280 1368 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1065
  Modeline        "1280x1024" 145.69 1280 1376 1512 1744 1024 1025 1028 1071
  Modeline        "1280x1024" 163.41 1280 1376 1512 1744 1024 1025 1028 1077
  Modeline        "1024x768" 73.89 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 799
  Modeline        "1024x768" 86.18 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 803
  Modeline        "1024x768" 97.84 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 808
  Modeline        "1024x768" 110.91 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 813
  Modeline        "1024x768" 122.97 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 818
  Modeline        "1024x768" 130.12 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 820
  Modeline        "800x600" 44.13 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 624
  Modeline        "800x600" 51.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 628
  Modeline        "800x600" 58.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 632
  Modeline        "800x600" 66.71 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 635
  Modeline        "800x600" 73.98 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 639
  Modeline        "800x600" 82.55 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 643
  Modeline        "800x600" 90.10 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 647
  Modeline        "800x600" 97.59 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 650
  Modeline        "640x480" 27.74 640 664 728 816 480 481 484 500
  Modeline        "640x480" 32.64 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 503
  Modeline        "640x480" 36.97 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 505
  Modeline        "640x480" 42.22 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 508
  Modeline        "640x480" 46.80 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 511
  Modeline        "640x480" 51.43 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 514
  Modeline        "640x480" 57.18 640 680 752 864 480 481 484 517
  Modeline        "640x480" 62.12 640 680 752 864 480 481 484 521
EndSection


Section "Device"
  BoardName    "GeForce4 MX 4000"
  BusID        "1:0:0"
  Driver      "nv"
  Identifier  "Device[0]"
  VendorName  "NVidia"
EndSection


Section "Screen"
  DefaultDepth 24
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      15
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      16
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      24
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      32
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      8
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  Device      "Device[0]"
  Identifier  "Screen[0]"
  Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
  Identifier  "Layout[all]"
  InputDevice  "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
  InputDevice  "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
  Screen      "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
    Group      "video"
    Mode      0660
EndSection

I can post any other files if needed.

Thanks,
Mack

lowpingnoob 06-17-2005 10:34 PM

The suse install readme for the nvidia drivers doesn't help much, is there a good step by step guide for manually installing the drivers? I have googled, but to no avail.

lowpingnoob 06-17-2005 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by lowpingnoob
The suse install readme for the nvidia drivers doesn't help much, is there a good step by step guide for manually installing the drivers? I have googled, but to no avail.
I did exactly what the readme said, but (sniff) Suse 9.3 doesn't like me...

fair_is_fair 06-18-2005 01:14 AM

oops. sorry

Martin Rasch 06-18-2005 02:34 AM

Installing NVIDIA Drivers
 
The Nvidia installer HOW TO can be a bit confusing at first.
The first step is uninstall the nvidia driver. The steps and commands are in the how to guide.
After the uninstall is done reboot the system.
After the reboot get to a shell prompt CTL-ALT and F1.
Login as Root and enter the password.

at the prompt #init 3 which kills the Xserver.

go to the directory that has the NVIDIA installer and run the installer.

sh NVIDIA-Linux-1.0-<number or version>.run

after the installer has created the kernel module the next step makes all the difference.

modprobe nvidia
The previous step loads the nvidia driver into memory so sax will run correctly.


Then type sax2 -m 0=nvidia (0 is a digit, not a letter!)

After sax is done. enter init 5 to restart Xserver.[B]

Logout of the Shell and press CTL ALT F7 to be in the Window.
Reboot the System.
If all is working the NVIDIA logo will be displayed before your Lgon in either KDE or Gnome.

Best of Luck

piscikeeper 06-18-2005 03:01 AM

before grub times out and boots to the default,just enter 3 as a boot parameter (it shows on the line below your possible selections).
then just follow the nvidia installer....all 3 steps.
#1 mogprobe agpgart
#2 sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7664-pkg1.run -q <--this uninstalls previous driver versions and runs the new install
#3 sax2 -m 0=nvidia <--starts the sax configuration utility and sets the nvidia module
all you need to do is configure screen size and resolution,3d is enabled by default.if you look in the xorg config file,the line that says "nv" in the one you posted will be "nvidia" instead.

lowpingnoob 06-18-2005 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by piscikeeper
before grub times out and boots to the default,just enter 3 as a boot parameter (it shows on the line below your possible selections).
then just follow the nvidia installer....all 3 steps.
#1 mogprobe agpgart
#2 sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7664-pkg1.run -q <--this uninstalls previous driver versions and runs the new install
#3 sax2 -m 0=nvidia <--starts the sax configuration utility and sets the nvidia module
all you need to do is configure screen size and resolution,3d is enabled by default.if you look in the xorg config file,the line that says "nv" in the one you posted will be "nvidia" instead.

thanks, thats what i needed (i hope) (i really hope)

Komakino 06-18-2005 10:22 AM

Where your Driver says "nv" in the xorg.conf file, you need to change it to nvidia

lowpingnoob 06-18-2005 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by piscikeeper
before grub times out and boots to the default,just enter 3 as a boot parameter (it shows on the line below your possible selections).
then just follow the nvidia installer....all 3 steps.
#1 mogprobe agpgart
#2 sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7664-pkg1.run -q <--this uninstalls previous driver versions and runs the new install
#3 sax2 -m 0=nvidia <--starts the sax configuration utility and sets the nvidia module
all you need to do is configure screen size and resolution,3d is enabled by default.if you look in the xorg config file,the line that says "nv" in the one you posted will be "nvidia" instead.

yep got it , thanks for all the help. Much easier than install on Fu**edupdora Core 3. On core 3, i installed drivers, then about every fifth time i used my computer, the drivers would uninstall themselfes. pfft. But suse uses RPMS also (which isn't horrible, but i dislike it). And the new kde is very nice.

gub 06-21-2005 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by lowpingnoob
thanks, thats what i needed (i hope) (i really hope)
i can't download the PACKAGE!!!!!
my previous install/update of suse 9.3 went peachy
every time i click on the nvidia driver link it just hangs, and hangs, and hangs...and hangs... ...and HANGS!

lowpingnoob 06-21-2005 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by gub
i can't download the PACKAGE!!!!!
my previous install/update of suse 9.3 went peachy
every time i click on the nvidia driver link it just hangs, and hangs, and hangs...and hangs... ...and HANGS!

if it is from YOU, dont just manual install.

gub 06-21-2005 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by lowpingnoob
if it is from YOU, dont just manual install.
used YOU like 3 times and still not installed correctly
rebooted, updated, from root entered "switch2nvidia"
still nothing right- i'm wondering now if the driver is just plain unavailable
YOU says it's downloaded in no time, actually NO TIME not even 1 sec.
and then stays at 50% installed for 15-20 min. then finishes doesn't sound right to me especially since last time I installed it was ez as 1-2-3

rshaw 06-21-2005 05:07 PM

i can rarely download the driver with firefox, it hangs. try the download with konqueror, or another non-gecko browser.

gub 06-21-2005 05:21 PM

no download...period
 
in konqueror when attempting to download:

<An error occurred while loading http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...7664-pkg1.run:
Timeout on server
Connection was to download.nvidia.com at port 80>


:D linux sux :D

piscikeeper 06-21-2005 05:55 PM

try right-click: save link as..


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