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Old 03-13-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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Question help to setup nvidia graphics card

I have a new HP dv6000z laptop.

I have installed Suse 10.2 in it.

I have nvidia Geforce Go7200 in my laptop

I wanted to install the drivers for nvidia, and I followed the instructions from and

I did using the yast , but after i installed, when i reboot the machine, the graphics wont start.

So i uninstalled the rpm.

I tried again, but could not do it.
Same error.

Then i tried to follow the 2nd method, to download the package
and then issue the command sh -q

the pre req were that I need to install kernel source, gcc and make packages.
I did that right.,
But when i issue the sh to run the nvidia package it says,

ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.
For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER
in the README available on the Linux driver download page at

i cant seem to find a solution for this, in .nvidia site.

Can someone help me in this regard.
Old 03-13-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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You have to run the nVidia installer from the command line, you can't do it when you're using GNOME, KDE. XFCE, etc.
Old 03-16-2007, 12:29 AM   #3
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Yep, to expand on Arow's post, you need to exit the graphical environment completely, and install the nVidia driver package from the command line. It will open its own 'graphic/text' installation screen and guide you thru the setup.
A HINT FROM experience: The last thing it does is ask if you would like it to alter your xorg.conf file to set up the new driver. It's up to you if you pick yes or no, but the only thing you need to do to the xorg.conf file is change the driver from "nv" to "nvidia".
Then you can start X again and all should be well.


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