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Old 08-28-2006, 11:21 AM   #1
BigAL2006
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Suse 10.1 Questions - HELP!!


I'm somewhat novice to Linux, but I like what it can do. I've used live distros before.

I recently built a new system consisting of an AMD Athlon 64-f55 chip, with dual SLi EVGA GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCIe cards all on a Asus mobo with a gig of RAM. I tried to install Suse 10.1 with the add-ons and I think the install went thru, but I'm not getting any video just a black screen. Is there an updated driver that I need to install for my video cards during the installation? If not how do I change my resolution? Does this version of Suse support my video cards?

Please Help!
 
Old 08-28-2006, 11:42 AM   #2
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From where does graphics fail? Right from the start (no boot screen), or later, when the desktop is loaded (X-server)? If the first case, try to change the framebuffer setting. On the boot menu, press F3 to get a small command line and enter vga=0x313 (which is 800x600 resolution). If it still doesn't work, try vga=normal. You should get at least a non-graphical output during boot. To get completely into text-only mode, type additionally 3 at the boot menu. From command line, you could start yast and install the nvidia drivers with online update.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 07:01 AM   #3
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X-Server; Suse 10.1

Thanks for the suggestions. I will give it a try. I think this problem happens when x-server is supposed to load. I checked open-suse site and it says suse 10.1 is compatible with my video cards. And it should autodect it.

Will changing the resolution solve my x-server problem? If not, how do I fix it?
 
Old 08-29-2006, 07:06 AM   #4
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If the problem occurs when the X-server starts, the best chance is the installation of the Nvidia driver. Changing the framebuffer resolution doesn't help in this case.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-8762.html
 
  


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