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Old 10-09-2005, 09:27 PM   #1
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nVidia Graphics Driver


I just upgraded to openSUSE 10.0 and am loving every minute of it. There's one thing I'm confused about, though. Sax2 looks a lot different. I see nothing about 3D acceleration. I looked in Online Update for the nVidia graphics driver, but it's not there. Does SUSE 10.0 install it for you? I don't think it's already installed. There's no nVidia logo at start-up. Can someone tell me how to get 3D acceleration working, and how to install the nVidia driver? I have a Geforce FX 5200 (128 MB VRAM).
 
Old 10-10-2005, 12:47 AM   #2
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Hello!

Download the nvidia driver package from www.nvidia.com.

Enter console on e.g. control+alt+f1.
login as root.
enter init 3
./NVDIA...
Let the installer compile the driver.
type sax2-m0=nvidia.
configure the graphics desktop.
init 5 to start X

For more options read the "Readme" availaible at the driver download at www.nvidia.com

Greetings

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Old 10-10-2005, 01:50 AM   #3
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To install it from YOU, you may need to select "Installable and Installed Patches" from the Show Patch Category pull-down menu. I believe that will then show the nVidia driver as an option to install.

I could be completely wrong about this, though.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 09:53 AM   #4
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Hello!

No, you are not wrong.

This is the second possibilty to install the nvidia driver package.

Greetings

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Old 10-10-2005, 10:04 AM   #5
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Thanks guys! I had already looked in YOU and wasn't able to find it. I tried a different server and there it was.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 10:54 AM   #6
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In that case, I would suggest following the instructions provided by Keruskerf├╝rst for downloading and installing the latest nVidia driver. Ultimately, that's what I ended up doing. I was having a strange video problem, too, and the ultimate solution seems to be have been to install the new driver direct from nVidia. My question, though, is can I still take advantage of SaX2 for future driver installs?

Anyway, that's beside the point. Try installing the nVidia driver according to the directions provided above or on nVidia's site, and see if that helps.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 03:20 PM   #7
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My question, though, is can I still take advantage of SaX2 for future driver installs?

Yes, of course.

Before updating to a new driver package, you need to uninstall the old one by "./NVIDIA... --uninstall".
Then start X and reenter runlevel 3.
Then you can install the new driver and configure it.

Greetings
 
Old 10-12-2005, 10:14 PM   #8
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um...another question.......

i just install ed 10.0 have a nvidia 5700le
no 3d accel

i tryed installing thourdgh command line ....w/ the direct vidia site driver, im about to try ti agin, but it didnt work

i then eventually found it on the YOU, i installed it, and it installed , but no effect seemed to cme from it, any suggestions???



thanx, Kevin
 
Old 10-13-2005, 09:41 AM   #9
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Keruskerf├╝rst :

Thanks! the sax2 -m0=nvidia is EXACTLY what I needed! No matter what else I had done the 3d option was greyed out.

Strange, never had to do this with SUSE 9.3...


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