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Old 08-30-2005, 10:36 PM   #1
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Updating GeForce Go 6800 Driver

I am currently using SuSE 9.3 and I am trying to update my graphics driver to see if I can fix some fuzziness that seems to be apparent in all my graphics in Linux, most notably the fonts. I am running on a Dell Inspiron 9300, with a 256mb GeForce Go 6800. I have looked at the drivers on NVidia's website and I see that they had some nice instructions on how to go about updating drivers for SuSE distro's which was quite nice of them to do.

When I go into YOU, select "Installable and Installed Patches," there is nothing pertaining to "Download NVIDIA(r) Graphics Driver" from the patch list. I have searched for it as well and cannot seem to find it. I was hoping to avoid recompiling the nvidia kernal module but its all there for me so I guess I could have at it and hope my system does not break down.

Anyone got any ideas?

PS: I have tried doing the TTF fonts and the FreeType fonts to fix the fuzzy font problem and that seems to make things worse. Anti-Aliasing is enabled and when disable it, it also makes things a little worse.
Old 08-31-2005, 05:47 PM   #2
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The quote below is one of the thing that was sent too me when I was trying SuSE9.3 Pro about how to get some of the update/install "things" working. It doesn't cover the Nvidia driver - which can of course be installed if you read the "readme" at the nvidia site, but theres definitley a way of doing that in YaST - I just can't remember how I did it since the SuSE was deposed by the Gentoo!
> I think I'm getting confused about what the hell I'm doing here!
> I think I've installed Opera 8.01, Firefox and Thunderbird.
> Opera, when the icon is clicked, seems to be starting. Then it just
> stops. WTF?????
Check the properties for the icon. The exec path should be '/usr/bin/opera'
> Firefox, after following the instructions in the release notes, seems to
> have installed, but I can't work out how to start it - I don't seem to
> be able to "link to application" for a desktop start icon.
> Thunderbird also seems to be there i.e. I managed to get it to
> install/start and get my e-mail account set up, but don't seem to be
> able to "link to application" either. Hence I've kept it minimised so
> I've got the use, but suspect that when I send this and try to close,
> it'll also disappear off into my system somewhere.
Using Konqueror go to this address
right click on the 9.3 directory and select actions>Add directory as yast

Do the same with the directory "yast-source" at this url
and this for Gnome

each time you will be asked for the root password then after a while you get
an OK dialogue box pop up.

Now open YaST2 >software >Install and Remove Software
change Filter from search to Package Groups
At the bottom of the left pane highlight zzz-all
In the top bar Package >All in this list > Update if newer version available
Click Accept
I'll see if I can find anything else


Old 08-31-2005, 05:53 PM   #3
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Nope, sorry, the bit I was looking for must have been mailed to me directly.

So, have you looked in the SuSE forum here at LQ ? Failing that what about the "proper" SuSE forums you'd have to register, but in my book, any linux support/help is good, so give 'em both a try.




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