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Old 04-13-2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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Audio Derrrrrrrrr! Trying t install Nvidia driver in Suse 10


Ok, new machine, new OS, new ways of screwing it up! I have Suse 10 and an Nvidia(CORRECTION: IT IS AN ASUS MOBO...NOT AN NVIDIA) A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard. Even though the audio was working peachy-keen....I just had to tinker when I found out Nvidia had a driver for Linux. I tried to follow the instruction, but found that it wanted me to edit files I couldn't find. All I want now is to be able to switch it back to the original settings which worked just fine before I messed with it. I guess I could just re-install. Please help.

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Old 04-13-2006, 03:37 PM   #2
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SUSE 10.0 has an "upgrade install," which would be a reinstall if you use the same disks as you did originally. I did this once myself months ago, although I forgot the reason. (Maybe I was just screwing around.) Anyway, you can try that. As I recall, it will not mess with any of your existing data or files, it will just set things back to where they were originally. Incidentally, if you have updated packages, some of them may be "rolled back" during this process, so you may have to use YAST to do a system update as well. Good luck in any case.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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The first step of adding an Nvidia driver to SuSE shouldn't be the command line. There are frequently issues that come up when trying this. There is however a GUI approach that works so well you'll hardly believe it installed. Go through the SuSE Watcher icon and start online update. Watcher doesn't trigger updates on optional software like the Nvidia drivers. Go to the end of the list of updates and you will find it there. Check it and click Accept. Sax needs to run to configure the driver. You can run glxgears from a terminal window. It gives you a graphic 3D display of rotating gears. The terminal displays the frame rate. Running other aps in the background or enlarging the the moving gears window will slow down the frame rate.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 10:20 PM   #4
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Thanks, you two! I'll try that.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 01:20 PM   #5
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Ok....Upgrading did not work. Any more suggestions? Otherwise,I smell a re-install in my near future and it stinks !
 
Old 04-16-2006, 06:32 PM   #6
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Re-install, the last refuge of the totaly frustrated. Sorry it has come to that. This may not be be your issue but, some mobo's don't do well with SATA2. SATA drives can be strapped as SATA1 -- half the transfer rate but still faster than IDE.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 08:06 PM   #7
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Are you talking about installing the nforce drivers or the graphics driver?
 
Old 04-21-2006, 11:39 AM   #8
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Fragos, the sound worked just great before I messed with it. Asus had a driver for my board and I thought I'd give it a try. Now....here I am...

Pilotgi, It is a driver for my Asus motherboard. It was my foolish mistake to say it was Nvida MOBO. Sorry about that.

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Old 04-21-2006, 02:19 PM   #9
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I'm not the last word on this but at this stage a new clean install would be where I go. The command line is both our friend and our enemy. Infinite power requires infinite wisdom. I've occasionally broken things beyond my comprehension to repair. I've adopted a try hard to do it with YaST approach when I'm unfamiliar with an area. I use CLI to examine things and only after a complete understanding do I use CLI to change things. I've grown quite comfortable using CLI for many things but experimentation without careful consideration isn't one of those things. In truth there are some things that are better done in a GUI application.
 
  


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