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Old 05-23-2015, 10:33 AM   #1
Chuck Smith
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stuck loading nvidia driver


new computer from boxes, does not install nvidia driver
Booted from USB then ran YaST, I am new with OpenSuse but have two times before installed OpenSuse on fresh HDD's and Nvidia cards with ease.

The symptoms are like when I switched from a GTX 640 that only has mother board power to the GTX 750 Ti and needed power that I did not connect at first. Until I added extra power to the graphics card I only got a single low res VGA output. This 750 card definitely has power but still can only provide single low res to VGA output.

Terminal (dmesg) ......The NVIDIA GPU 0000:01:00.0 (PCI ID: 10de:1380)installed in this system is not supported by the 304.125 NVIDIA Linux driver release. Please see 'Appendix A - supported NVIDIA GPU Products' in this release's README, available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com. .... None of the VVIDIA graphics adapters were initialized!

Terminal (uname -r) 3.16.7-21 -default [OpenSuse version]

Terminal (/sbin/lspci) VGA Compatible controller: Nvidia Corporation GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] (rev 02)

have tried:
1. different power cables to graphic card
2. two GTX 750 Ti cards, neither work.
3. re-installed OpenSuse
4. removed card and mother board can run two monitors in high res. DVI cables are new and work. Monitors (4) are all AOC i2367 and working.

5. added to repository 'bumblebee' which contains NVIDIA drivers and tried rebooting. I am not good at repositories yet. However, I didn't need to do this twice before on new installs with NVIDIA cards.

6. downloaded from www.geforce.com file:///home/shark/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.72(1).run but when I run it error, "The file /home/shark/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.72(3).run was opened with UTF-8 encoding but contained invalid characters."It is set to read-only mode, as saving might destroy its content.
Either reopen the file with the correct encoding chosen or enable the read-write mode again in the menu to be able to edit it."


Hardware list: Asus H81M-E motherboard, i5 4460 CPU, 550W power, Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphic card,

Note: two graphic cards on hand, both work in another OpenSuse computer.

I am just learning Linux so I need simple step by step instructions.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 02:01 PM   #2
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did you read the SUSE nvidia instructions

the kernel source and gcc( development pattern) need to be installed
Then nouveau needs to be blacklisted ( and or ) removed
then the boot image needs to be rebuilt WITHOUT the nouveau driver

then and only then can you reboot into a TEXT only boot
and as root install the .run

a lot of work
and reinstall the .run for EVERY kernel and xorg update
-- manually reinstall it

it is WAY easier to use the nvidia g03 rpm from the repos
nouveau is AUTOMATICALLY taken care of
the boot image is AUTOMATICALLY taken care of
and the reinstall on a new kernel is AUTOMATICALLY taken care of


using the .run is known as "The Hard way"
see the wiki
https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA

the repo way is recommended
https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_d...repository_way

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6. downloaded from www.geforce.com file:///home/shark/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.72(1).run but when I run it error, "The file /home/shark/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.72(3).run was opened with UTF-8 encoding but contained invalid characters."It is set to read-only mode, as saving might destroy its content.

the .run is a BINARY installer with a shell script attached

it is NOT HUMAN READABLE
it is a program you run
 
Old 05-25-2015, 02:13 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Chuck Smith View Post
new computer from boxes, does not install nvidia driver
Booted from USB then ran YaST, I am new with OpenSuse but have two times before installed OpenSuse on fresh HDD's and Nvidia cards with ease.

The symptoms are like when I switched from a GTX 640 that only has mother board power to the GTX 750 Ti and needed power that I did not connect at first. Until I added extra power to the graphics card I only got a single low res VGA output. This 750 card definitely has power but still can only provide single low res to VGA output.

have tried:
1. different power cables to graphic card
2. two GTX 750 Ti cards, neither work.
3. re-installed OpenSuse
4. removed card and mother board can run two monitors in high res. DVI cables are new and work. Monitors (4) are all AOC i2367 and working.

5. added to repository 'bumblebee' which contains NVIDIA drivers and tried rebooting. I am not good at repositories yet. However, I didn't need to do this twice before on new installs with NVIDIA cards.

6. downloaded from www.geforce.com file:///home/shark/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.72(1).run but when I run it error, "The file /home/shark/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.72(3).run was opened with UTF-8 encoding but contained invalid characters."It is set to read-only mode, as saving might destroy its content.
Either reopen the file with the correct encoding chosen or enable the read-write mode again in the menu to be able to edit it."


I am just learning Linux so I need simple step by step instructions.
We can try to help, but I doubt anyone here is going to type up a step-by-step instruction guide for you.

You listed as (6.), that you downloaded the drivers...you really also need to read the instructions FOR those drivers. The .run file is an executable, so you first need to make it executable, by running "chmod 777 <filename>", then typing in "/path/to/filename", to actually execute it. As noted, this is the 'hard way'. A bit confused here, though, since you say you've loaded nVidia cards on openSUSE in the past...how, exactly, did you do it, without knowing this step?

The 'easy way', is the best. JohnVV noted the easily-found instructions from the openSUSE site. And I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. Previous versions of openSUSE were easy to use with the nVidia proprietary drivers, but 13.2 isn't. Going the repository route is the easiest way.
 
Old 05-27-2015, 10:31 PM   #4
Chuck Smith
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Update

Thanks very much to JohnVV and TBOne for replying promptly.
I found that my instal was a 32 bit kernel with;
Terminal:getconf LONG_BIT
32
so I rebuilt a liveUSB and reinstalled so that now I get 64.
The computer seems to run faster.
Motherboard VGA and DVI worked perfectly.

With YaST > repositories > add > NVidia drivers.
Re-booted and none of the four monitors had any signal from the GXT750Ti.

From 'https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers#The_repository_way' >
'Easy way to get NVIDIA drivers' > (750 card) 'For GeForce 6 and GeForce 7 , click here:'...
Motherboard has no video output and only VGA works on graphics card.
From Terminal '/sbin/lspci': VGA Compatible controller: Nvidia Corporation GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] (rev 02)
YaST > Software Management > (YaST2) View > installation summary > includes: x11-video-nvidiaG04 - NVIDIA graphics driver for GeForce 400 series and newer

However 'Configure Desktop > Monitors and Display' only shows a single 'default' monitor with a resolution of 1024x768.

Computer > Remove/Install Software (second on list below YaST) > .... Accept.....
Now I have four monitors running perfectly. [I thought everything was in YaST]

I wish to thank TBOne and JohnVV in a major way. Your responses helped me get onto the right path and I hope that I detailed things enough that this may help others that are Newbie's.

Last edited by Chuck Smith; 05-27-2015 at 10:32 PM.
 
  


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