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Old 06-21-2005, 05:16 PM   #16
suse91pro
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Hi Lowpingnob !

here is the link to the nvidia open source driver download site :

http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

and here is the nivdia open source driver support forum :

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/foru...?s=&forumid=14
 
Old 06-28-2005, 09:40 AM   #17
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downloaded...finally

This morning I once again attempted to download via the nvidia download link
(it became my morning login routine)
and suu-prise, it worked!
so I figured if the driver was available i'd try YOU
perfection,
i am a little annoyed the current, and previous drivers were unavailable for so
long. and no other server made available.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 12:19 PM   #18
lowpingnoob
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Re: downloaded...finally

Quote:
Originally posted by gub
This morning I once again attempted to download via the nvidia download link
(it became my morning login routine)
and suu-prise, it worked!
so I figured if the driver was available i'd try YOU
perfection,
i am a little annoyed the current, and previous drivers were unavailable for so
long. and no other server made available.
Ive had it working for a while now. The install readme for SUSE is not that good (the one on the Nvidia site). Oh, and YOU install DIDN'T work for me, in fact, all it did, i think, was fetch the installer. I got the driver download from my friend, because the Nvidia link didn't work (the download hung around 65%)
 
Old 06-29-2005, 06:25 AM   #19
imi2003
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i have found a easier way of installing nvidia drivers manually for suse linux
just get the fetchnvidia.pl script from the suse servers and just run it as root in console, once it runs it goes to the nvidia website and automatically downloads the driver and installs it. you do not have to type anything else as it configures the config files for you

you can also edit the script in a editor and change with version of the driver it downloads
 
Old 07-01-2005, 11:26 AM   #20
imi2003
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i have had a few requests of where to find the script from here is the link from the suse site:


ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ft...fetchnvidia.sh

You will need to be root and in runlevel 3 you can switch by typing "init 3"
If the script complains about a nvidia module already being loaded then type "rmmod nvidia"
To run the script type"perl fetchnvidia.sh"


For those of you that are interested this is the contents of the script as you can see the nvidia driver it is set yo download is NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1.run you can change this if you want, to a newer one, just open up the file in a text editor and change what you need to

Quote:
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

#!/bin/sh

EULA="http://www.nvidia.com/object/nv_swlicense.html"

DRIVER="http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-7167/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1.run"
VERSION=1.0-7167
if [ "`uname -m`" == "x86_64" ]; then
DRIVER="http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/1.0-7167/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-7167-pkg2.run"
VERSION=1.0-7167
fi

CURL_OPTIONS="-s"

if [ "`id -u`" != "0" ]; then
echo "error: You must be root to use this program."
exit 1
fi

/sbin/lspci -n|grep -q "0300:.*10de:"
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
echo "No nvidia graphics board found."
exit 0
fi

if [ -z $http_proxy ]; then
echo
echo "note: No proxy is used. Please set the environment variable \"http_proxy\""
echo "note: to your favorite proxy, if you want to use a proxy for the download."
echo "note:"
echo "note: bash: export http_proxy=\"http://proxy.provider.de:3128/\""
echo "note: tcsh: setenv http_proxy \"http://proxy.provider.de:3128/\""
echo
fi

/usr/X11R6/bin/xsload -vendor | grep -q "nvidia:NVIDIA Corporation"
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
echo "NVIDIA driver already installed!"
exit 0
fi

if [ ! -r /usr/share/doc/nvidia/EULA.html ]; then
echo "EULA:"
mkdir -p /usr/share/doc/nvidia
echo " info: \"/usr/share/doc/nvidia/EULA.html\" not found."
echo -n " Fetching ... "
curl $CURL_OPTIONS -o /usr/share/doc/nvidia/EULA.html $EULA
echo "done"
fi

tmpname=`basename $0`
tmpdir=`mktemp -d /tmp/$tmpname.XXXXXX`
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
echo "$0: Can't create temp dir, exiting..."
exit 1
fi

pushd $tmpdir &> /dev/null

for i in onetime; do
file=`echo $DRIVER|awk -F "/" '{print $NF}'`
echo "$file:"
if [ -r /usr/share/doc/nvidia/$file ]; then
echo -n " Checking ... "
test -s /usr/share/doc/nvidia/$file || rm -f /usr/share/doc/nvidia/$file
sh /usr/share/doc/nvidia/$file --check &> /dev/null
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
echo "failed ... need to refetch"
rm -f /usr/share/doc/nvidia/$file
fi
fi
if [ ! -r /usr/share/doc/nvidia/$file ]; then
echo -n " Fetching ... "
curl $CURL_OPTIONS -o /usr/share/doc/nvidia/$file $DRIVER
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
echo "failed ... aborted!"
continue
fi
chmod 755 /usr/share/doc/nvidia/$file
echo done
fi
echo -n " Installing ... "
sh /usr/share/doc/nvidia/$file --extract-only &> /dev/null
cd NVIDIA-Linux-*
# let the installer think that the kernel module is loaded
# successfully; prevents some machines from crashing
ln -snf /bin/true insmod
ln -snf /bin/true rmmod
# let the installer think that X11 is not running as it will fail
# otherwise
if [ -f /tmp/.X0-lock ]; then
tmpfile=`mktemp /tmp/.X0-lock.XXXXXXXXXX`
mv /tmp/.X0-lock $tmpfile
fi
# Workaround for NVIDIA installer bug (#72299)
modprobe agpgart
PATH=`pwd`:$PATH ./nvidia-installer -s
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
echo "failed"
continue
fi
# rescan 3D configuration for SaX2
libdir=lib
test "`uname -m`" == "x86_64" && libdir=lib64
/usr/X11R6/$libdir/sax/sysp.pl -s 3d > /dev/null
# install binary-only part of kernel module for kernel updates later
cp usr/src/nv/nv-kernel.o /lib/modules/scripts/nvidia/nv-kernel.o-$VERSION
echo "done"
echo
/usr/bin/switch2nvidia
echo
done

# try to restore X11 socket savely
mktemp /tmp/.X0-lock &> /dev/null
if [ $? -eq 0 -a "$tmpfile" != "" ]; then
cp $tmpfile /tmp/.X0-lock
chmod 444 /tmp/.X0-lock
fi
test -f "$tmpfile" && rm $tmpfile
popd &> /dev/null
rm -rf $tmpdir
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)

iD8DBQFCPaRuqE7a6JyACsoRAh2dAKCGGOUMQkQX7E3D3GWBOdXzKGSRpQCf
Yk1es7HLJ45p7O6diJ1C8Ej9Msc=
=Humn
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
 
Old 07-06-2005, 10:30 AM   #21
sharperdill
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nv vs. nvidia

After you have installed the nvidia driver using YOU (Yast Online Update) and your nvidia driver still isn't working try editing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. The line you are looking for is under

chad@linux:~> vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce2 Go"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nv" ##########<<< This is the Line that need to be changed to "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
#Option "CrtcNumber" "0"
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection



Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce2 Go"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia" ########<<<<< like so
Identifier "Device[0]"
#Option "CrtcNumber" "0"
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection

This tells your system to use the new nvidia driver rather than the old one from the initial install.
Now when your system restarts the X server you should see a nvidia splash screen.
 
  


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