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Old 04-17-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
sergeantroach
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SUSE 10 VESA/nVidia problem.


Hey,

Just installed SUSE Linux 10. Downloaded all updated and patches from YOU, including nVidia drivers. However, the graphics card is detected as a "VESA Framebuffer" and the screen "Hyundai Q995" isn't in the list of monitors. I'm stuck at 1024x768 without 3D acceloration. I can't change the resolution, if I do I just get funky acid trip style colours and I have to click aimlessly for 10 minutes to get back to a resolution that works. Anyone have any ideas as how to fix this? My system specifcations are in my signature if they are required.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 03:38 AM   #2
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try going to the nvidia website and downloading the latest linux drivers and installing them. it should work fine
post again if you have any problems
 
Old 04-18-2006, 09:52 AM   #3
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coldSteel,

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

1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source', 'make' and 'gcc' packages with YaST2.
Update it - if not already done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU).

2) Use the nvidia installer for 1.0-8756.

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1.run -q

3) Configure X.Org with

sax2 -m 0=nvidia (0 is a digit, not a letter!)

I have the driver, but I have no idea how to install and configure the Kernal Sources as it mentions in 1.

I don't know why the YOU update didn't work, any ideas what to do with step one?

Thanks.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 10:45 AM   #4
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Also, another question. Since updating from YOU, the lv_gltest no longer works in Amorak. I click the checkbox, and it just becomes unchecked again, which is a real shame, as that plug-in was really growing on me, any ideas how to get it working again?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 02:37 PM   #5
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Anyone? Come on guys... I've just taken a year break from Linux because it took too much work to get working anywhere near as well as my highly polished Windows installation... I was really quite impressed with SUSE 10 other than this monitor/graphics problem, and now the Amorak plug in problem...
 
Old 04-19-2006, 12:48 AM   #6
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The Nvidia installer will detect whether the kernel-sources are configured or not. If not, it will offer to do it for you. Automation is your friend.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 02:38 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sergeantroach

I have the driver, but I have no idea how to install and configure the Kernal Sources as it mentions in 1.

I don't know why the YOU update didn't work, any ideas what to do with step one?

Thanks.
The nvidia driver only requires them to be there as it compiles the modules needed for the currently installed kernel so as long as you have the same version kernel as the kernel sources, it should be fine

as for the third step, i dont know if thats necessary, i havent installed it in suse 10.0 but i do know you have to change the module name that is loaded in the X.org conf file, but by the looks of the command, i would say that it does that for you

im not real sure about the plugin for amarok but try uninstalling it and going back to the version you had previously

sorry bout the long reply havent been able to be here for a bit

Last edited by coldSteel; 04-20-2006 at 02:40 AM.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 09:37 AM   #8
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Type 'uname -r' to see what kernel version you are running. If you have a matching version in /usr/src/linux-<somversion> Then you have everything you need. Just run the auto install from nvidia and then updated your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. You will need to find the device section and change "Driver" "<OldDriver>" to "Driver" "nvidia".

If you don't have the correct kernel source in your /usr/src directory, just download the exact version you got when you did 'uname -r' and unpack to /usr/src.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:41 AM   #9
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lv_gltest not working in Amarok

Quote:
Originally Posted by sergeantroach View Post
Also, another question. Since updating from YOU, the lv_gltest no longer works in Amorak. I click the checkbox, and it just becomes unchecked again, which is a real shame, as that plug-in was really growing on me, any ideas how to get it working again?
Have you ever solved this? I experience the same issue, since quite a while.
I do have the latest nVidia drivers running on Suse 10.2

Thanks

Xplosion
 
  


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