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Old 04-04-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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Unhappy Damaged xorg.conf

I'm having issues with my video card/driver.

I tried updating it through YaST, but that did nothing.

I tried installing the driver myself from the nVidia website, which appeared to have worked, but it didn't. I got the nVidia splash screen when I boot up, but sax2 still shows my card as the default VESA and says that 3D acceleration cannot be enabled.

At this point, trying to end my session, or start a new session, put my monitor into standby and could only be recovered by a hard reboot.

So I tried updating again through yast, but still nothing. Then I followed directions from a site that was linked from a thread in this forum on how to recompile the kernel after the nvidia driver updates. After doing that, X will no longer start.

I had made a copy of my xorg.conf but even when I replaced it, X still wouldn't start. I checked the repair installation but that only seems to repair your miscellaneous packages, and not the core files.

Is there any way to repair my xorg.conf without reinstalling SuSE?
Or if its easier, does anyone know of a 64-bit distro which recognizes a nVidia 7800GT PCI-E?
I like SuSE 9.3, but being a beginner it really doesn't matter to me which distro I learn on.

Old 04-04-2006, 11:36 AM   #2
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Normally you can just run xorgconfig and it will build a new one. Save the old one if you need it, before running xorgconfig. You never ever have to reinstall anything to fix xorg.conf.


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