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Old 07-11-2005, 04:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy problem with suse 9.3 nvidia dirver


i have and nvidia geforce4000 on my PC, it used to work fine with my old linux distro, but when i swicthed to suse 9.3 i cant get the 3D hardware acceleration.
via YOU it downloaded an installed a certai "fetchnvidia.sh" patch but still no 3d acceleration

NB. the downloaded nividia driver "fetchnvidia.sh" is very small is size!! is this normal??
 
Old 07-11-2005, 04:58 AM   #2
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Hi,

try the newest driver from the nvidia-homepage: www.nvidia.com.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 06:43 AM   #3
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he downloaded nividia driver "fetchnvidia.sh" is very small is size!! is this normal
fetch.nvidia.sh is only a small scripto for hmmm... fetching actual driver.

you may check /var/lognvidia-installer.log and nvidia-installer-errors.log (if I am not mistaken the name of error file) for a reason why nvidia is not working.

I would say that most common reason is that people do not have (correct) kernel sources installed
 
Old 07-11-2005, 09:51 AM   #4
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hah..
now it works, but i noticed that it's only the 7167 version which is somewhat old with respect to the latest 7667!!
why is it not fetching the latest one?

i downloaded the latest nvidia driver from their whebsite, i have maby a silly questions: but how do turnoff the X server to install the driver, i managed only to restart it...
thanks
 
Old 07-11-2005, 10:06 AM   #5
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open terminal window and enter:
#init 3
log in
su to admin and run
sh NVIDIA-Linux-arch-ver-pkg2.run
when done
run
#sax2 -m 0=nvidia

"0" is zero

configure your video
restart
 
Old 07-11-2005, 06:54 PM   #6
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Hi I'm having similar issues with nvidia driver. I went through the install of the latest driver from nVidia (used the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1.run). I needed to install the kernel modules/source as the default set-up (I didn't select expert or package/source selection as I just ran with the ISOs) and also updated the kernel (Can't remember the number as am not at the linux box at the moment). All went sweet(ish) but after install the screen was a bit pixelly (large pixels) - then all went ok. I restarted the machine - the startup always fails on "Loading modules section".

My set-up is as follows:
Motherbaord --> Gigiabyte GA-K8NF-9
CPU - AMP64 3000+
Memory - 1 Gig
HD - Western Digital SATA 120G
Monitor - Benq LCD FP17E

I am using SUSE 9.3 (but only the 32 bit version - am waiting for the x86_64 proper to be released to the mirrors!).

Anyway, if I start in SUSE (failsafe) - all is ok. I get the terminal and then do a startx and all is ok but if I don't select SUSE (failsafe) then as I watch the start up process being displayed (I hit Esc so I can see what's going on) it hangs when it gets to the Loading modules section. If I comment out the Load "glx" in the Xorg.conf file then all is well - but no hardware acceleration for games requiring the glx module.

Does anyone have this issue or could suggest something to fix this? I am not a complete newbie to linux (have installed various versions throughout the past few years but would really like to have it installed permanently on my machine at home).

cheers

OOOPS - forgot to add that my video card is a GeForce 6200 based card!

Last edited by JustInterested; 07-11-2005 at 07:14 PM.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 11:06 PM   #7
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JustInterested,
If you want to go back to the VESA (so you will get desktop):
1. boot to failsafe
2. login
3. su to root
4. run
#nvidia-installer --uninstall

(that is two hyphens not one: --uninstall)
this will uninstall nvidia and revert setting in the xorg.conf file to the original (VESA)

reboot machine and you should be able to get to your desktop

your problem may be caused by the fact that the versiuons of installed kernel and kernel sources are different. Check this first.

Last edited by broch; 07-11-2005 at 11:07 PM.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 11:40 PM   #8
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Cool

Problem is that I DON'T want to go back to the VESA driver cos I I hated the way app windows would scroll sooooo sloooooowwwwwly (like when surfing or in a document). And I couldn't play any of the games! ;-)

I'll check the versions of the installed kernel and the kernel sources tonight when I get home (I can do this via YaSt Software Update no? or is there a better/simpler way?). And if they are out of whack how can I get them in-sync? When I installed the nvidia driver it was via the kernel compilation so this would be the issue with the glx module or maybe when I updated the kernel I didn't do something else?

Anyway, I'll check that out later - and if you can suggest a way to fix the problem I would be much obliged.

Mind you I can get to a GUI by doing a failsafe login and then a startx... Does this not perfrom the loading of modules?

Also, this was a completely fresh install so I don't mind trashing the partition and starting from fresh! But that's the last resort cos I don't want to waste too much time... but it is an option.

Thansk broch!
 
Old 07-12-2005, 03:04 AM   #9
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Talking

my problem is solved, thanks BROCH..
i run glxgrears, and it apears even faster than what it was in the previous version (now its ~1300fps for my gforce4000 128Mb ddr)..
thnks again
 
Old 07-12-2005, 06:12 AM   #10
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dred,
great that it works

JustInterested,
I suggested uninstall FIRST because it looks like something went wrong. If the reason is that you have different version of the kernel and kernel sources, you will have to uninstall it first, then correct the differences with kernel versions then install nvidia again. Beside, if you uninstall nvidia and error about modules is still there, it will suggest that something else went wrong and you need to fix it.
 
Old 07-12-2005, 07:39 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info broch... What I have now done is re-installed 9.3 fresh (and this time I selected more of the packages) andalso during install I accepted all the updates EXCEPT the kernel patch. I will use YaST to do the nvidia patch install and see how it goes from there WITHOUT kernel update.

Hopefully all will go ok and I will post a success message. If anything goes screwy I'll be back here again looking for advice!

Thanks for the help.

cheers
 
Old 07-12-2005, 08:19 AM   #12
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Well... Just did the nvidia patch install and lo-and-behold all is working nicely! (I haven't turned off PC as yet and started from cold/warm boot but I did get out of GUI and logged into console and checked the config file to make sure all was ok. then did a startx and much, much better now! I tested by selecting a few of the games that would not work before (they warned of required 3D acceleration before but not this time!) and just had a quick play.

Tested browsing and scrolling windows - all ok and much faster now - Too good!

Thanks broch - A quick question though. I see there is a kermel update available. If I update this (and in future for any ipdates) will I need to do anything for the nvidia drivers via YOU?
 
  


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