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Old 04-18-2014, 09:06 AM   #1
awfun
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NVidia drivers for SLES 11.1


Hello.
I've installed SLES 11 sp 1 x86_64 on a computer with 8600 GT videocard. Issue is that there are some artefacts and lags when moving windows.
My assumption is I need to install NVidia drivers.
I have downloaded drivers from here
ftp://download.nvidia.com/novell/sle11sp1/x86_64/
But after installation I get the black screen, X server logs the error:
Code:
Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device PCI:1:0:0.
How can I solve this problem? I'm new to linux and did not manage to find a solution hat workd for me.
Thank you.

Last edited by awfun; 04-18-2014 at 09:11 AM.
 
Old 04-18-2014, 01:36 PM   #2
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Boot your machine. When you get to that black screen, press ctrl+alt+F1. That wil take you to a text-only terminal.

Login as root and run nvidia-xconfig to configure the nvidia driver.

When complete, type "exit" (without quotes) to log out of the root login. Login as user and type startx. That may take you to your gui session with login screen.

If it doesn't, press ctrl+alt+F7 get to your gui session. Then press ctrl+alt+backspace to restart the xserver.

You should then see your login screen.
 
Old 04-18-2014, 01:42 PM   #3
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I've installed SLES 11 sp 1 x86_64 on a computer with 8600 GT videocard
you are aware that you HAVE!!! to buy the required support contract
SELS is not a free OS

Also service pack 1 is old ,VERY OLD!!!!
the current is service pack 3

i would reinstall with the current SELS
contact your sales rep and transfer the license to the current SELS sp3

the nvidia.run driver is known as "the hard way"
USE!!! the novell "x11-video-nvidiaG03.rpm"
it is in the "SUSE enterprise Linux Server" software roeps
again contact Novel tech support for access to the novell repos

the Opensuse docs will help
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA
BUT
you have to buy a license from novell to install software on SELS

Last edited by John VV; 04-18-2014 at 01:45 PM.
 
  


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