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Old 10-16-2005, 08:19 PM   #1
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geforce 6600


hi. i recently got a copy of linux suse 9.2 from my boss. after installation, it wouldn't seem to even work and would just freeze at a black screen, so i brought it down to my bosses shop and he said that my graphics card wouldn't work with it. is there a driver or something i could download so i can get it up and running? thx. i'm using a geforce 6600 pci-e.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 10:17 PM   #2
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Go to nvidia.com, check the linux drivers and follow the instructions.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 10:24 PM   #3
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i went there, and i found:

graphics drivers:
Linux IA32
Linux IA64
Linux AMD64/EM64T
FreeBSD x86
Solaris x64/x86

nforce drivers:
Linux IA32 Drivers
Linux AMD64/EM64T Drivers

are any of those right? thanks

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Old 10-16-2005, 11:07 PM   #4
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unless its a 64 bit computer, you are going to want the Linux IA32 graphics drivers (http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-7676.html)

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Old 10-16-2005, 11:10 PM   #5
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well, it's not on my laptop. i'm just using this to look around, and i'm playing a game on my real computer, which has a 64 bit processor. so should i use Linux IA64?
 
Old 10-16-2005, 11:21 PM   #6
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if its an amd 64 bit then use Linux AMD64/EM64T (which is most likely) if its an intel itanium use IA64 (highly doubtful that it is)

it might not be a driver problem at all....could be that your kernel doesn't have pci express support too

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Old 10-16-2005, 11:22 PM   #7
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alright, cool. thanks guys, you're life savers, and btw, of course it's an amd, wouldn't use anythign else =D

i'll let you know if it works or not.

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Old 10-16-2005, 11:25 PM   #8
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might want to take a look here before you install....some notes about installing the drivers on suse: ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...taller-HOWTO#6
 
Old 10-25-2005, 07:13 PM   #9
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well, i've decided to put linux on my laptop, and take it off this one...but there lies the problem. i can't get the YaST controler to uninstall it like the book says to do. what can i do/use to delete linux or just the entire partition itself?
 
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You'll do that when you'll reinstall.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 09:00 PM   #11
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You'll do that when you'll reinstall.
could you explain that, i don't quite follow
 
Old 10-26-2005, 02:43 AM   #12
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You want to deleted a system on a partition:
---reinstall another system on it.
---or if you got an OS which have access to this partition, then you can boot this OS, delete the partition and reformat it.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 03:02 PM   #13
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i have windows already installed on my machine. so i can just use that to get to the partitions and delete the linux partition?
 
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