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Old 03-23-2004, 07:53 PM   #1
Soulful93
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Yast Online Update


This should be an easy one.

I'm trying to download and install my Nvidia driver from YOU per Suse Nvidia documentation.

I found the driver and hit install and then it says

Retrieving fetchnvidia: "Download NVIDIA(c) Graphics Driver" Ok
Download finished.

Installing fetchnvidia: "Download NVIDIA(c) Graphics Driver"

When it says that it's installing it freezes at 50%, everytime from different mirrors. I'm not sure what's going on. Can anyone help?
 
Old 03-23-2004, 08:00 PM   #2
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I was being impatient apparently. Suse did it, it installed and configured my Nvidia driver! I can't believe it!
 
Old 03-23-2004, 08:10 PM   #3
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If you are seeing the nvidia splash screen when you boot up, then it is done, but I suspect it isn't. I had to do the following, so you are probably not quite there. Go to /usr/share/doc/nvidia/
and then install from there.

From
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...nstaller-HOWTO
'1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source' package with YaST2. Update it - if not
already done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU).

2) Use the nvidia installer for 1.0-5336.

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run

3) Configure XFree86 with

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

NOTE: There is no need to try to enable 3D support. It's already
enabled, when the nvidia driver is running. Ignore the
misleading error message, that 3D support can't be enabled.
This problem will be fixed with SuSE > 9.0 and is related to the
latest nvidia driver release.'

RO
 
Old 03-23-2004, 08:29 PM   #4
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naw man it's a miracle I've got the splash screen.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:12 PM   #5
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Cool. I wonder if they changed it in the last 3 weeks, either that, or what I did was useless. Happy trails.

RO
 
Old 03-23-2004, 10:30 PM   #6
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Using YOU is all that the documentation on Suse's Nvidia page specifys. I don't know, as long as its working for both of us right?
 
Old 03-23-2004, 10:34 PM   #7
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Yep, what kind of glxgears do you get now. Over 7K with my GeForce4. Can get to 9300 if I drop to 15 bit color, but don't need the extra speed.

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