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Old 09-14-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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Getting GeForce FX 5700 Ultra to work on SuSe 9.0

I have a GeForce FX 5700 Ultra video card installed in my system running SuSe 9.0, and I downloaded the latest Video Drivers from Nvidia but the card doesn't show up on the list in YaST2...

I currently have it set to GeForce FX 5800 Ultra and just incase theres no way I can add the GeForce FX 5700 Ultra I was just wondering if having it set to the 5800 driver could possible over work my video card and burn it out?

thanks for your help
Old 09-14-2004, 04:33 PM   #2
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did you actually get the drviers from the nVidia website, are were they installed by Yast?

Old 09-14-2004, 05:20 PM   #3
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I did get them from but they are .run file so I had to go into a shell and type sh ( and it installed them from there... but I'm going to get updates from YaST and see if it updates the driver list...
Old 09-14-2004, 05:39 PM   #4
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running the .run file is the only way I know.

Do it. It will work.

Then go in your /etc/X11/XF86Config
or /etc/X11/Xorg.conf

and be sure to have the lines
Section "Device"
Identifier "geforce-fx-5650" #(that's myne, keep your)
Driver "nvidia"
Then startx.

If the x says "no screen found", o "no device driver found", or something like that try

modprobe nvidia

then startx.
Old 09-15-2004, 01:41 AM   #5
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init 3

cd /usr/src/linux
make cloneconfig
make prepare-all

./NVIDIA-blah --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux

sax2 -m 0=nvidia



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