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Old 01-21-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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8600GTS not working :( SuSE 10.3

Okay. So. I'll give you as much information as I have.

I'm trying to install drivers for my grahpics card. I have two Nvidia 8600GTS

Installed "" using

sh -q

then i started sax with

sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia


it simply won't start.

Old 01-21-2008, 11:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ. Two suggestions: first, make sure you have the kernel source installed (you can do this with YaST). Second, add nVidia to your repository list

More info:
Update your Kernel via YOU (YaST Online Update). Use

YaST -> Software -> Software Repositories -> Add

Protocol: HTTP
Server Name: :
Directory on Server: /opensuse/10.3

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

YaST -> Software -> Software Management

to install the NVIDIA driver. Select the following packages:

Old 01-28-2008, 11:20 AM   #3
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Okay, that driver is added and installed, resolution is improved, but when i try to turn on multiple monitors, and test it, it says

Sax library: Success
x configuration: no information

It actually says that whenever i try to change anything in the "graphics card and monitor" screen


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