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Old 01-23-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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No graphics after installation!

I've just installed OpenSUSE 10.3 without any problems. I can start the OS in failsafe mode (runlevel 3) but the screen turns black when trying to boot to runevel 5.

I ran a Fedora-based dist. on the same computer before and had the same problem. I then tried to install the NVIDIA driver and was told that GCC wasn't installed:

"Unable to find the development tool 'cc' in your path; please make sure that you have the package gcc installed. If gcc is installed on your 
system, then please check that 'cc' in your path."
Then, I was able to install the necessary development tools (including GCC), configure the driver and boot to level 5. I'm having the same problem now and after reading , I start Yast in text mode, search and find the 'kernel-source', start the package installation, nothing happens and after a couple of seconds I'm back to the Yast welcome screen and nothing is installed.

So, why can't I install the packages using Yast in text mode?
How do I install the package 'kernel-source'?
Are there any other ways to get the NVIDIA driver configured?

(I'm using a new Lenovo ThinkPad 61p with a NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M graphics card)

Old 01-23-2008, 12:48 PM   #2
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Try turning off the acpi (acpi=off) in your grub menu or pass it as a commandline switch when booting and see if that helps.
Old 01-23-2008, 01:28 PM   #3
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No sorry, didn't help. Still black.
Old 01-23-2008, 01:34 PM   #4
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No graphics after installation

Suse always supply a dummy driver with works on most Nvidia graphic cart
It did not support the 3d accelator
But xwindows runs well
My both computers the old and the new one has and new and old version
Off Gforce 3 of nvidiA No problem at all
Only to enabled 3d acelator I have to down load the right driver
from nvidia

So the cart is my opinion not the problem
Even if I start in the failsafe mode Startx do start up xwindows
Of course if a shut xwindows down without solving the problems I got a lot
of error messages

Maybe if I new more of what the problem really is I can help you beter

good luck
Old 01-23-2008, 07:28 PM   #5
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Guess I've solved it for now - reinstalled the whole thing with all the necessery packages, and was then able to run the driver.

Executed nvidia-xconfig which writes a new X config to /etc/X11/xorg.conf Rebooted and got the graphics.



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