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Old 05-22-2004, 03:44 AM   #1
elbrens
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updating my Nvidia drivers problems...


Hi all i am running SuSe linux 9.0 and i am having a Geforce4 -440 MX Nvidia card everything is working properly i think but i need to install i driver inorder to be able to activate the OpenGL in SuSe anyways i run the online update and update all patches and when it comes to installing the Nvidia drivers it just stops without moving a single step i searched Nvidia.com and figured out that i have to do some sort of disabling the SaX or soemthing like that ..but i didn`t understand so any help????
 
Old 05-22-2004, 06:05 AM   #2
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Well, are you downloading the driver via Yast or downloading the installer? Also have you looked at this on the Nvidia site?

I don't know why they would have you disable SAX. I thought that was just a program to edit the config file. Sounds like you might be running the installer manually, when its not necessary.

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Old 05-22-2004, 10:40 AM   #3
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am downloading the driver Via Yast and yes i`ve checked the Nvidia site but no comprehensive reason but the driver available there will need to be compiled first i think and this choice i am not really have lot of time to do it and to do its errors so i thought installing driver Via Yast will be much more easier
 
Old 05-22-2004, 05:26 PM   #4
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Sorry I have to correct myself. I didn't mean downloading the driver via Yast. I meant via YOU. The online updater. Now by default its in your system tray, so click on it and start the online update. Then select the nvidia driver. If it has already been installed right click on it and tell it to update. Then hit next. Now, if that doesn't work. Let me know and I'll talk you through the manual install.

BTW - You know its installed when you logout and the nvidia logo appears before your login manager.

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Old 05-22-2004, 05:29 PM   #5
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i did all the steps u mentioned to me before but no response after downloading the driver the installation bar doesn`t move away from Zero percent and i meant also that i downloaded it Via You
 
Old 05-22-2004, 06:00 PM   #6
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ok then. download the nvidia installer here
The instructions I'm giving is also available here
so you can follow along if you wish.

first thing to do is dowload the file.

second : kill the x server. get a bash prompt and as su : telinit 1 (that should get you a prompt
try out different runlevels if that doesn't work. There is a readme file in your /etc/init.d telling you all about how the systems boots and the runlevels. Any runlevel without x running should work tho.
with no graphical interface)

third navigate to the nvidia file.

four type : sh nvidadrivername.run
just follow the directions on screen.
root privileges is a must on this install

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Old 05-22-2004, 06:45 PM   #7
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Also be aware that you will have to change a few things in your xfree86config... at the end of the nvidia installer it will tell you where the nvidia readme is. Go there and follow the directions. good luck
 
  


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