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Old 03-21-2005, 01:56 AM   #1
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Nvidia Geforce Fx 5200 and Sax2 have big problems.


I have an NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200 on Suse 9.2 and whenever I try and run Sax2 it frezzes my screen with some text headed X Window System, with an error "FBDEV(0): FBIOPAN_DISPLAY: Invalid argument" and a bit further down, finishes on "SetMouseSettings: Succeeded". When I run "Sax2 -p" I get 0 as an onboard intel using i810 (which should not be my main card if it is) and 1 as Nvidia Card using nv when it should be nvidia as I hve edited every file in etc/X11 to say nvidia instead of nv. When I use Yast to configure my Graphics card and monitor I get the same blank screen. I have tried running Sax2 at lowres but this doesnt help. Someone please help with this! (P.S. Sorry for the long post)
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:48 AM   #2
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You could try to disable the onboard card in the BIOS if you are not going to use it.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 05:59 AM   #3
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how would I go about doing that?
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:07 AM   #4
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Sorry, but I don't know your BIOS

(Re-)start you computer and on the initial screen, press Del or F2 or whatever brings you into the BIOS and search for an option to deactivate the onboard graphics adapter. I really can't help you any further.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 09:37 AM   #5
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do u no how to change sax2 -p from displaying nv to saying nvidia?
 
Old 03-21-2005, 09:58 AM   #6
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According to 'man sax2', sax2 -p lists available PCI/AGP information of detected cards.

Try to use 'sax2 -m 1=nvidia' to configure your card with the nvidia driver.

Have a look at 'man sax2' for more options.

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Old 03-21-2005, 11:19 AM   #7
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when i try that, my screen just goes completely black. I f you can help me with this, please do because I have googled this problem till my eyes went blurry.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 11:25 AM   #8
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First, nvnews.net is a great place for information on nvidia cards.

Second, the newest driver from nvidia.com (7 thousand something) is great and what I use. There were lots of issues that it fixed. Installing it is difficult though. Follow the directions for updated kernel if you have run YOU and gotten a new kernel.

Third, build from the inside out. Never go to the next step unless you have everything right in the step before.

hardware>bios>gruborlilo>kernel>yast>kde.

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Old 03-21-2005, 11:28 AM   #9
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Did you manage to switch-off onboard graphics meanwhile? This should be #1 on your ToDo list.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 12:46 PM   #10
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my bios wont let me. at the side it says "press disable onboard video to disable onboard video" but all I can choose from are 512kb or 1mb
 
  


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