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Old 03-08-2007, 06:26 AM   #1
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Opensuse nvidia 8800 drivers


I am having a hard time to install the NVIDIA drivers for opensuse 10.2, the videocard i use is the 8800 gtx.
On the site of nvidia there is a good explaination of how to install the drivers but both of the 2 ways didnt gave me the results that should have come.
For the first and recomended way of installing there comes an extra kernel in the bootloader, but it does not work, i get this error:

root (/dev/mapper/isw_dbgfigeiga_Volume0_part7)

Error 23: Error while parsing number

It does not load it seems, maybe im doing something wrong in that part.
For the secundairy option of installing i must recompile a kernel and install it like that, after installing the packages of gcc, make, kernel-source i could start the installation, i recompiled the kernel and then... the raid driver seemed to work! but... it broughed a load of crashes, first of all the driver was beiing registered as one of the built in drives of opensuse what is no problem. The biggest problem of that secundairy option is that if i log in as init 3 or if i want to logout my computer shows a black screen and makes beeps once in a while what technicly isnt realy what i wanted. ( i tried to install it twice after re´nstallation.)

furthermore i use a RAID 0 configuration and a Windows mediacenter/opensuse dualboot

Is someone familiar with this and willing to help me out with this? thanks...
 
Old 03-09-2007, 03:42 AM   #2
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I'n not sure from your post if you have added the nvidia yast repository to your yast installation sources and tried to update using the yast software manager. This is by far the easiest way to install the nvidia drivers in opensuse.

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Old 03-09-2007, 03:50 AM   #3
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I have downloaded and installed the software what nvidia told me to do with yast2 adding the download source, i could also select in software management the packages i would like to install, i took the ones nvidia advised, but when the installation is complete it wont even ask to reboot, and when i do a reboot there are no changes.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 11:11 AM   #4
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Did you see the nvidia splash screen when you rebooted it?

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The biggest problem of that secundairy option is that if i log in as init 3 or if i want to logout my computer shows a black screen and makes beeps once in a while what technicly isnt realy what i wanted.
Am I right that when you drop into init 3 you get lots of problems. If that is the case then it looks like there are problems other than the graphics card.
 
Old 03-30-2007, 12:47 PM   #5
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I had the same problem when I was trying to install with an 8800GTS on an ASUS M2N-SLI deluxe motherboard. I updated the bios, then installed openSUSE 10.2, and followed the manual install directions for the nvidia drivers. I used the 9755 drivers - the drivers provided by Yast were not recent enough, as only 9748? and 9755 provide support for the 8800 series. I now have everything working just fine.

Hope you see this and get everything working.
 
Old 05-13-2007, 09:47 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tryout
I had the same problem when I was trying to install with an 8800GTS on an ASUS M2N-SLI deluxe motherboard. I updated the bios, then installed openSUSE 10.2, and followed the manual install directions for the nvidia drivers. I used the 9755 drivers - the drivers provided by Yast were not recent enough, as only 9748? and 9755 provide support for the 8800 series. I now have everything working just fine.

Hope you see this and get everything working.
I have the same setup, but I'm only seeing one GPU
# lspci|grep -i vga
07:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G80 [GeForce 8800 GTS] (rev a2)
I've posted to the NVidia forum. One thing I think the latest BIOS (0903)is installed.
# dmidecode
# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.4 present.
79 structures occupying 2323 bytes.
Table at 0x000F0000.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 20 bytes
BIOS Information
Vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version: ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE ACPI BIOS Revision 0903
Release Date: 02/13/2007
Address: 0xE0000
Runtime Size: 128 kB
ROM Size: 512 kB
 
Old 05-17-2007, 06:22 AM   #7
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I've asked for a replacement card, seems the hardware is faulty.
=================================================================
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(==) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (==) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "MultiGPU" "on"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(**) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA Multi GPU auto-select rendering option.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): DamageEvents are not currently compatible with MultiGPU.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Disabling DamageEvents.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize Multi GPU! Reason: Only one GPU
(WW) NVIDIA(0): detected. Only one GPU will be used for this X screen.
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) at PCI:7:0:0 (GPU-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 327680 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 60.80.0e.00.14
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
 
  


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