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Old 09-08-2008, 05:46 PM   #16
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OK...I have this PC on the internet. As noted previously, I have taken out the Nvidia Card and reinstalled the Triden card so I can work from the GUI. I have just Installed the Legacy Driver. Should I now unhook the PC and reinstall the Nvidia card?

Thanks to everyone who has added to this thread. I really appreciate the advice.

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Old 09-08-2008, 05:47 PM   #17
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I am working with the Nvidia GeForce 6200 OC.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 08:46 PM   #18
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I have not tried to install the new card just yet. I have tried to gather some of the results from the code I was advised to use....
as regular user - result for startx
xauth: creating new authority file /home/travm0870/.serverauth..6889
Fatal Server Error:
Server is already running for display 0
If this server is no longer running. remove /tmp.X0-lock
as root - result for /etc/X11/xorg.conf
/etc/X11/xorg.conf: Permission denied

I don't know what to do next. Should install the nvidia card? or is there more to do before installing this card?
 
Old 09-09-2008, 03:18 AM   #19
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WHY!

I told you, just edit the xorg.conf.

sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf

navigate to the "nvidia" part in the driver section, put the cursor over "i" and press x until it sais "nv".
type :wq

now restart x

Unless you do not want the nvidia card in this computer.
If you now want to get this card running, I think you need to reconfigure xorg:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Last edited by oskar; 09-09-2008 at 03:19 AM.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 08:24 PM   #20
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OK...I'll try that. I will put the nvidia card back in the PC and try this. I'll let you know what happens.

Thanks,
Travis
 
Old 09-09-2008, 11:54 PM   #21
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From the output it looked like you might have installed the legacy driver.
Is it difficult? If you have to ask it probably is. I think you're better off getting internet on that pc by some means, and then just following the wiki.
It could be either thing. Legacy drivers will not work with newer cards, but newer drivers will not work either with older cards.

Without knowing the exact driver version he installed and the exact card model he has, I have no means to decide which exact driver is needed.

As I said, nVidia currently has three branches, there's not only one legacy branch. I already told him that above, and also gave instructions on how to get the card model from command line.

The error is very clear: that driver doesn't support that video card.
 
Old 09-10-2008, 06:06 PM   #22
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I have now put the nvidia card back in. I have read the documentation from SUSE for the nvidia cards. Unfortunantly I am getting no where. All of the command I have entered end with result of command not found...I am logged in as root and when I enter /etc/X11/xorg.conf...I get permission denied...anyone have any ideas where I have gone wrong?

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Old 09-10-2008, 07:16 PM   #23
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I have video...after reconfiguring the xorgconfig file several times. My next issue is that everything is extra large. When I open SAX2: X11 Configuration window from the Control Center it is too large to see all the buttons. I have tried to make some adjustments and test, but I get an error message that test failed. Now that I have video...can someone give someone advice on how to make the adjustments?

Thanks to everyone for help and info!
Travis
 
Old 09-10-2008, 11:56 PM   #24
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I have now put the nvidia card back in. I have read the documentation from SUSE for the nvidia cards. Unfortunantly I am getting no where. All of the command I have entered end with result of command not found...I am logged in as root and when I enter /etc/X11/xorg.conf...I get permission denied...anyone have any ideas where I have gone wrong?

Thanks,
Travis
To be able to use lspci you need to install pciutils (or whatever that package is called in SuSE). It only works as root. We first need to identify your video card with lspci.
 
Old 09-11-2008, 02:37 AM   #25
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I have now put the nvidia card back in. I have read the documentation from SUSE for the nvidia cards. Unfortunantly I am getting no where. All of the command I have entered end with result of command not found...I am logged in as root and when I enter /etc/X11/xorg.conf...I get permission denied...anyone have any ideas where I have gone wrong?

Thanks,
Travis
Obviously you have to be root to modify vital system configurations:

sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 09-11-2008, 06:55 PM   #26
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If I I enter lspci as root I get a full list of hardware and I see that the video card is listed...
here are the results -
02:09:0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev:a1)

From here I would I start to make changes to the display settings?
Is the card now being picked up by the OS?

Thanks,
Travis
 
Old 09-11-2008, 11:21 PM   #27
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If I I enter lspci as root I get a full list of hardware and I see that the video card is listed...
here are the results -
02:09:0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev:a1)

From here I would I start to make changes to the display settings?
Is the card now being picked up by the OS?

Thanks,
Travis
That's the same one I own.

It works ok with the latest drivers. So, I'd start here:

http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...ler-HOWTO.html
 
  


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