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Old 01-22-2017, 04:04 AM   #16
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I finally got my net back after yesterday and I don't even want to get into the reasons why it took this long..

For now, I want to bookmark this thread as something I want to try in the not so immediate future.

I do want to admit that I'm temporarily running an enterprise edition distro that I would want to replace sooner but right now added all the open source repos to get the extra software I need.

Thanks for all the suggestions. Really appreciate it.
 
Old 01-23-2017, 01:44 PM   #17
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I finally got my net back after yesterday and I don't even want to get into the reasons why it took this long..

For now, I want to bookmark this thread as something I want to try in the not so immediate future.

I do want to admit that I'm temporarily running an enterprise edition distro that I would want to replace sooner but right now added all the open source repos to get the extra software I need.

Thanks for all the suggestions. Really appreciate it.
You're Welcome.

Let us know how things go.
 
Old 01-26-2017, 01:14 AM   #18
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Thumbs up nouveau.modeset = 0 did the trick...for now

So currently I was able to boot up the openSuSE Tumbleweed installer by adding nouveau.modeset=0 option to the kernel line and install a full working GUI system. yay! for first rolling release distro that I tried.

I did try getting the NVidia driver installed following the https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_the_hard_way guide. I guess everything went fine until I rebooted post installation. The login screen would never come up at all. X (I assume or gdm) would always crash with a Chrome like crash/sad face emoticon giving only a button to log out. I could still get a command line under ctrl-alt-f(1-6).
It will make sense to open a new thread to get help with that. but for now the Intel integrated graphics card is being adequate.

Oh btw, even setting nvidia.modeset=0 did not work when it crashed the GUI session and I wanted it to fall back to the intel card. Since I can get in the terminal, is there a way to blacklist nvidia specifically?

p.s. Ending a solved thread with a question is not against the laws of the nature, is it?
 
Old 01-26-2017, 02:11 AM   #19
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There is an example on this page how to blacklist nvidia:-
Edit the /etc/modprobe.d file like this.

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/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf OR>
blacklist nouveau
Change
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# echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

to:

# echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
http://askubuntu.com/questions/41392...aphics-nouveau

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/comp...-linux-1327223


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p.s. Ending a solved thread with a question is not against the laws of the nature, is it?
No, we do it here all the time.

Even if it was against the laws of nature Linux pretty much demands a commitment and with that questions arise.

Let us know if blacklisting helps.
 
Old 01-26-2017, 10:26 AM   #20
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Code:
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf

and add the following lines:

    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist lbm-nouveau
    options nouveau modeset=0
    alias nouveau off
    alias lbm-nouveau off

echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf

sudo update-initramfs -u
The above code are the steps I use before installing the .run installer from Nvidia web site. When installing from Debian repositories, none of this is required, the installer takes care of it. The important thing to mention here is the last command to update initramfs is required in Debian for changes in /etc/modprobe.d to take effect. Also, the default for the .run installer is not to configure /etc/X11/xorg.conf, unless you put your own custom xorg.conf in /etc/X11/, you need to allow the installer to do it by selecting "yes".

Last edited by Brains; 01-26-2017 at 10:32 AM.
 
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Old 01-26-2017, 10:28 AM   #21
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Nvidia had blacklisted nouveau while installing the proprietary driver. I needed the keyword for blacklisting nvidia proprietary driver.

Also after some reading, I figured that nvidia .run file was not the right way to get hybrid mode nvidia graphics to work. those drivers work for nvidia card connected to the monitor, whereas the hybrid ones are somewhat connected to the intel gfx card and the os is expected to have the drivers to support switching between the two for power saving/performance as needed. This switching support is not being done by nvidia for whatever reasons, so there is bumblebee...which hopefully there is a package for in openSuSE that may work.
 
  


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