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Old 08-15-2007, 01:31 AM   #1
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Really New feel stupid video problems.

So I feel really stupid because I used woindows for over a decade and now I have no idea how to use linux at all. Im slowly learning.

My problem is I installed the video driver for my nvidia 6100se and every thing is right with that I think it says its there, but I have framebuffer on my graphics card.

Its says the driver is nvidia on the hardware, but I have no control pannel for it, or I can't find it. So the fram rate per second is way to high and my video bites the big one. I have suse 10.2 with an amd 64. This is the instructions I followed and I did it right, but I need to find a control pannel for nvidia and Im lost so please help a newbie. Please Sorry if Im bugging.

2. openSUSE 10.2-AMD64

It is recommended to use YaST for installation of the NVIDIA
driver. There are several reasons for this. First, it's
simple. Second, and this is the most important one, you won't need to
recompile the nvidia kernel module after a kernel update.

Update your Kernel via YOU (YaST Online Update). Use

YaST -> Software -> Installation Source -> Add

Protocol: HTTP
Server Name: :
Directory on Server: /opensuse/10.2

to add the NVIDIA ftp server as additional installation source.
Now use

YaST -> Software -> Software Management

to install the NVIDIA driver. Select the following packages:

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Old 08-16-2007, 07:53 AM   #3
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NVIDIA driver install

There is supposed to be a file called: NVIDIA X Server Settings

Though I must admit that I did not use the Yast method for the NVIDIA driver (due to a kernel update and following incompatible driver).

Hence I am not sure if the: NVIDIA X Server Settings is part of that install.

Anyway you get the latest driver version in you install: Download it from open a shell go to runlevel 3 cd to where the driver is and sudo sh
Its painless and takes les than a minute.
Change back to runlevel 6 and you should now have the NVIDIA X Server Settings option from the SuSE menu.

But see if you can do what you want by running SaX2 first from a shell.


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