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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??
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).
OOOPS - forgot to add that my video card is a GeForce 6200 based card!
Last edited by JustInterested; 07-11-2005 at 08:14 PM.
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.
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.
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!
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?