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Come on!!!! I am the inly one that uses a Nvidia Card here. Out of this entire forum the only one that even tries to hel is someone who stopped using SUSE?
I am sorry for the frustration but it is there.
Thank you Slacker for all your help.
If you did not succed first, then you're a programmer
and if really, why SuSE? So many distros to choose from. And why do you think I, personally, stopped using Suse?
I would really recommend after so many years of using *nix "Slackware"
Take a look at the README file that came with the nVidia drivers, in /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0. Specifically, Appendix D, "X Config Options":
"Option "RenderAccel" "boolean"
Enable or disable hardware acceleration of the RENDER extension. THIS OPTION IS EXPERIMENTAL. ENABLE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. There is no correctness test suite for the RENDER extension so NVIDIA can not verify that RENDER acceleration works correctly. Default: hardware acceleration of the RENDER extension is disabled."
They also have an example XF86Config with sections for various types of cards there.
The video card section of my XF86Config file looks like this:
I used YaST to try to enable 3D acceleration and adjust the position of the display after installing the nVidia driver, and it reset XF86Config to use the default "nv" driver (and also reset my screen resolution to what it thought it should be, which is not my choice). So I won't use YaST for that any more. But it did back up my original config file to "/etc/X11/XF86Config.YaST2save".
I have been following this thread off and on for the last few days and I think you were mislead by SlackerLX from the beginning. Editing your /etc/X11/XF86Config (or xorg.conf) may be the way you would tackle this problem in Slackware, but it's not the way I have had success with SUSE. I'm assuming that SUSE has recognized your new GeForce card.
First, download the latest nvidia driver from here to your home directory.
Then exit the gui by typing ctrl > alt > F1. This should take you to a text screen asking you to log in as user. Do so. Then log in as root and type init 3.
You may have to press enter again to get back your prompt.
Type sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run -q
Follow the nvidia installer through the steps. It will have to build a module for your kernel. Don't worry about the riva module warning.
When the installer is through, type sax2 -m 0=nvidia (0 is a digit, not a letter!) You'll probably need to undo any other edits you did to /etc/X11/XF86Config. Save this file and log back in as regular user. Type startx.
The NVIDIA HOWTO for this is available at the suse/novell website and there are many threads on this forum about it.
Edit: 1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source', 'make' and 'gcc' packages with YaST2.
Update it - if not already done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU).
Don't try to manually install the driver unless you really need to. You shouldn't have to edit your xorg at all unless you install it manually. Follow my Yast directions above. Hopefully your xorg is still working properly.
i tried typing over the nv with nvidia, but that just lost my gui (is that the x-server?)
Also Sabicas, I did try with yast first but it never changed anything.
When I open the Device Hardware Manager it shows to devices under Display. It shows nVidia 0x0322 and under that it shows Trigem i845)
I have disabled the onboard video on the bios and window no longer finds it. Actually for what it is worth I have not been to windows now for 2 days. (A new record for me)
Is it possible that SUSE is dectecting the onboard vidio card and that is the problem, or is Trigem the generic video driver that Linux uses in the begining - I asume it has to use some kind of driver since for whatever legal readons exist it can't use the Nvidia driver during installtion or until I later download it via YAST?